Combatting Fentanyl on College Campuses: Doctor Shares Vital Warning for Parents

(The News) Fentanyl has become a serious threat on college campuses across the country and has claimed the lives of three students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the past two years. Dr. Paul Christo, Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been on the front line of the opioid epidemic, and he says what the country is witnessing now is unprecedented.

“We’re in unprecedented times,” Dr. Christo said during an interview. “Just last year, there were over 100,000 overdose deaths. More than 60% of those are due to the illicit drug called fentanyl.”

Educating young people (and their parents) about the dangers of illicit drug use and fentanyl’s hiding places are critical first steps toward protecting students, he explained.

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