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A nonprofit organization based in Grand Junction, CO, Voices for Awareness Foundation promotes awareness about counterfeit drugs, illicit fentanyl, and self-harm. We bring fentanyl education and current information about the dangers of fentanyl to the forefront.

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Thank you for considering joining us in the movement to end illicit fentanyl abuse in our communities. Small donations make a bigger difference than you think. Together, we can make a difference. A small gift of $5 will provide a much needed boost to our marketing and outreach programs.

Fentanyl Facts

Illicit Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. There are two types of fentanyl: pharmaceutical fentanyl and illicit fentanyl. Our actions are addressing illicit fentanyl. Drug cartels make and supply deadly illicit fentanyl either as a standalone substance, as an additive laced in other dangerous street drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine, or as substitutes for these drugs. Illicit fentanyl is purposely and deceptively added to other drugs because of its extreme potency, making drugs cheaper, more powerful, more addictive, and more dangerous. Illicit fentanyl has also been identified in counterfeit prescription pills. These fake pills are made to look identical to legitimate prescription pills — such as Oxycontin®, Percocet®, Vicodin®, Adderall®, Xanax® and other medicines—and have been found in every state in the country. Criminal drug networks are also harnessing the accessibility of social media to push deadly drugs into American communities.

Awareness

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.

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

Voices for Awareness Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Grand Junction, CO that is working to bring awareness to communities about counterfeit drugs, fentanyl, and self-harm. We address the stigma surrounding individuals affected or poisoned by fentanyl. Voices works on proposed fentanyl legislation, and we are active and committed to all areas of the fentanyl scourge. 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 pandemic 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 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 %).

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Overdose deaths in the U.S. from fentanyl in 2020.

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Drug overdose deaths in the United States climbed by nearly 30 percent in 2020

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Overdose deaths in the U.S. from fentanyl in 2020 were male.

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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:

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