Fentanyl Awareness Alert
Illicit fentanyl is manufactured illegally and sold for its euphoric effects. Illicit drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine are “laced” with fentanyl, as are counterfeit drugs made to look like the real ones, like oxycodone tablets, Adderall and Xanax. Fentanyl is extremely potent, highly addictive and a rapid fatal substitute for heroin. Fentanyl works in the brain to block pain and is in the same class of drugs as morphine or hydrocodone but is about 50 to 100 times more potent. Just 2 milligrams of this drug can lead to death. Fentanyl blocks opioid receptors and its most dangerous side effect like other opioids, is respiratory depression. Fentanyl use can quickly lead to coma and death. Users may not realize the street drug they are buying from a distributor contains this potentially lethal compound.
Raising Awareness in Our Community and Yours
About our foundation
Voices for Awareness Foundation based in Grand Junction Colorado sounds the alarm on the dangers of Illicit fentanyl. Our mission is to raise awareness to the fact that illicit fentanyl is found in virtually every street drug today. Illicit fentanyl is highly addictive and can cause sudden death. Today, illicit fentanyl is found in cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and counterfeit pills disguised as Oxycodone, Percocet, Adderall and even marijuana. Fentanyl is killing Americans every 9 minutes. Americans of all socioeconomic groups and ages are dying from first time use.
Voices for Awareness Foundation is a licensed and registered nonprofit organization bringing awareness to illicit fentanyl, counterfeit drugs and self-harm. If you are someone you know is in need of emergency help, we urge you to reach out for help.
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Drug Overdose Deaths are Surging
Year-over-year change in reported drug overdose deaths by state in 2020, by state (in %).
Overdose deaths in the U.S. from fentanyl in 2020.
Drug overdose deaths in the United States climbed by nearly 30 percent in 2020
Overdose deaths in the U.S. from fentanyl in 2020 were male.
Americans lost 3.5 million years of life in 2020 to drug overdose related deaths
For the first time in our nation’s history, over 100,000 Americans have died of drug overdose in a single year. Illicit fentanyl further fueled the opioid epidemic, and fentanyl poisoning are now the leading cause of death for adults aged 18-45 in the United States, surpassing suicide, gun violence and car accidents. Fentanyl deaths in America across all age groups doubled from 32,745 fatalities to 62,178 fatalities in the two-year period between April 2019 and April 2021. Over 150 people die every day in the United States from “overdose” and poisoning related to synthetic opioids like illicit fentanyl, which means a fentanyl-related death occurs approximately every nine minutes. Tracking of deaths and poisonings has been insufficient and we believe the available data to be lower than the actuality of this crisis. For information on fentanyl as a chemical weapon WMD go to: