FoundationA nonprofit organization based in Grand Junction, CO, Voices for Awareness Foundation promotes awareness about counterfeit drugs, illicit fentanyl, and self-harm. By promoting fentanyl education and bringing this information to the forefront we can save lives.
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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 work addresses illicit fentanyl. Drug cartels make and supply deadly illicit fentanyl either as a standalone substance, as an additive 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.
AwarenessVoices for Awareness Foundation, based in Grand Junction, Colorado, sounds the alarm on the dangers of Illicit fentanyl. Our mission is to raise awareness that illicit fentanyl is found in virtually every street drug today. Illicit fentanyl is highly addictive and can cause sudden death. 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.
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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Project Facing Fentanyl
VOICES FOR AWARENESS IS THE FOUNDER OF FACING FENTANYL
NATIONAL FENTANYL PREVENTION AND AWARENESS DAY
Michael Fiore Fentanyl Prevention and Recovery Outreach Speaker
CEO of Inspire to Inspire, Michael Fiore, is a native New Yorker living in recovery. His journey has led him to public speaking about recovery and fentanyl prevention. Mike is the Outreach Coordinator for Voices for Awareness and Project Facing Fentanyl. His collaboration with the recovery and prevention community has allowed him to speak with youth and groups of all ages across the country to bring awareness to the harms of illicit drugs. Mike has made it his mission to spread awareness and a positive message where ever he goes. To book with Mike for your prevention discussion, meeting, or event, contact: email@example.com
SwabTek Partnering with Voices for Awareness
SwabTek® and national nonprofit organization, the “Voices for Awareness Foundation” (VFAF), announced a new partnership today. The collaborative effort looks to strengthen the impact that each organization can make in their efforts to eliminate the harms of fentanyl in local communities across the country. Among other efforts, the partnership will integrate SwabTek’s Fentanyl+ Detection Tests into VFAF’s “Opioid-Reversal Kit,” with the goal of providing a comprehensive toolkit for the prevention of fentanyl abuse and overdose in US schools.
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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: