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Fentanyl: The Silent Crisis Sweeping American Youth and the Digital Frontier Fighting Back

Fentanyl: The Silent Crisis Sweeping American Youth and the Digital Frontier Fighting Back

The increasing misuse of fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, is becoming a serious crisis among America's youth, contributing to a rise in overdose deaths. Often found in fake prescription drugs, fentanyl is largely impacting individuals under 35. Efforts to combat this issue are being made through digital intervention methods, which employ technology to educate the younger population on this deadly epidemic. Misunderstandings about prescription drug misuse add to the problem, particularly the misleading belief that prescription drugs are safer than illegal substances. Schools play an essential role in debunking these myths with accurate drug education programs. Also, the association between cannabis, tobacco, and opioid use must be acknowledged in our comprehensive approach to fight substance abuse. Educational initiatives like the digital course, "Prescription Drug Safety: Know the truth," have shown effectiveness: over a million users have completed this course since 2017. The fight against this crisis requires the collaboration of educational institutions, parents, the digital community, and most importantly, the youth themselves.

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