Fentanyl Awareness Alert
Raising Awareness in Our Community and Yours
Voices for Awareness Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Grand Junction, Colorado, working to bring awareness to communities nationwide about counterfeit drugs, fentanyl, and self-harm. Voices is active in fentanyl legislation, prevention education, reducing stigma, and other areas of fentanyl awareness. We work with affected families that have lost a loved one to fentanyl poisoning, bringing their stories to the public and assisting them on their advocacy journey. Voices partners with other organizations and networks to bring fentanyl education and current information about the fentanyl crisis to the forefront. Together we can save lives.
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 5 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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VOICES FOR AWARENESS IS THE FOUNDER OF FACING FENTANYL NATIONAL FENTANYL PREVENTION AND AWARENESS DAY AUGUST 21
Policies already in place have proven ineffective at best
“The opioid epidemic has proven/to cause death and devastation/trauma, financial loss, etc., on individual, family, and community levels. Substance use disorder affects everyone, either directly or indirectly. Policies already in place have proven, on both state and national levels, have been proven ineffective at best, with the “body count” increasing by roughly 10% annually. OUD (opioid use disorder as well as other substances) crosses all socioeconomic, gender, and ethnic populations. It does not discriminate. Our response, given the circumstances we now face, calls for a monumental effort in the field of addiction prevention education. Addressing the epidemic on the “back end” (after the person has become addicted) has been met with incredibly low outcomes of long-term success for individuals.”
Thomas M Woods Addiction Prevention Education Speaker
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: