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Carfentanil in Lucas County

Published Monday, September 12, 2016

Collaborative Effort to Combat Carfentanil

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department strives to keep the public informed and educated on public health concerns. One of the most recent heroin overdoses has been associated with carfentanil. Carfentanil is a large animal tranquilizer. It is a synthetic opioid, which is 10,000 times stronger than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl. Given carfentanil’s potency, the community and safety forces are being advised that multiple doses of naloxone may be necessary to reverse an overdose.

If you or a loved one may be at risk for a heroin/opioid overdose, please visit the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department pharmacy to obtain a naloxone kit. You may call 419-213-4026 with any questions on the heroin/opioid overdose reversal kit. Naloxone kits are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm at the Health Department’s pharmacy.  For information on how to get treatment people are urged to contact the Recovery Helpline at 2-1-1. This service is available 24/7.

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is working closely with the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, law enforcement, and other agencies to combat this deadly epidemic. For additional information, please visit the following links:

http://www.rehabcenter.net/carfentanil-laced-heroin-abuse-addiction/

https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/emerging-trends-alerts

http://www.lcmhrsb.oh.gov/2-1-1-recovery-helpline-for-mental-health-and-addiction/

 

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