December 27, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
We are seeing an increase in fatal overdoses involving fentanyl in the form of white powder, even though fentanyl in pills remains the most common form. White powder fentanyl could easily be mistaken for other drugs, like cocaine, or pressed to look like rock cocaine. From our 2022 overdose report, among the overdose deaths where a fentanyl-substance was identified, the majority (64%) were linked to pills, but almost a quarter (23%) were linked to powders. Fentanyl is an extremely powerful opioid.
November 16, 2022.Reading time 6 minutes.
A re-designed fatal overdose dashboard shows the tragic toll of drug overdose in King County. Read about the steps to take to prevent fatal overdose.
April 5, 2022.Reading time 9 minutes.
As the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl has spread across King County and the rest of the nation, it has become unfortunately common to encounter a person who may be experiencing an opioid overdose. Some people may have questions about what to do in that situation – how to give help, and whether it’s safe to […]
December 2, 2021.Reading time 12 minutes.
With the first months of school now behind us and young people more used to re-engaging with their peers, it’s a good time to have an open and honest conversation with our kids about fentanyl.
August 17, 2021.Reading time 10 minutes.
Fentanyl has hit our community and is taking the lives of so many loved ones. We have already exceeded last year’s numbers for fentanyl deaths. Overdose is preventable and there are actions we can all take.
June 11, 2020.Reading time 4 minutes.
Recent instances of the combination of fentanyl with black tar heroin raises concern of the risk of fatal overdose.