Fentanyl Quiz

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Fentanyl on pencil and rainbow fentanyl pills

Summary

How much do you know about fentanyl, the #1 drug threat? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.

Questions

Drug overdoses caused roughly ________ deaths in the United States in 2022.

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Drug overdose
67,000
Incorrect
84,000
Incorrect
109,000
Correct
122,000
Incorrect

Provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that there were more than 109,000 fatal drug overdoses in the U.S. in 2022, the latest full calendar year for which data is available.

Source: Products - Vital Statistics Rapid Release - Provisional Drug Overdose Data (cdc.gov)

Of these roughly 109,000 deaths, how many were caused by fentanyl and other synthetic opioids?

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Fentanyl keyboard
26,000
Incorrect
39,000
Incorrect
50,000
Incorrect
75,000
Correct

In 2022, fentanyl and other synthetic opioids caused approximately 75,000 deaths. Furthermore, between 2013 and 2022, drug overdose deaths involving fentanyl and other synthetic opioids totaled more than 333,000.

Source: Products - Vital Statistics Rapid Release - Provisional Drug Overdose Data (cdc.gov) and Fentanyl 2022 Drug Fact Sheet_1.pdf (getsmartaboutdrugs.gov)

What proportion of fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl?

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Pills question mark
Three out of ten
Incorrect
Five out of ten
Incorrect
Seven out of ten
Correct
Eight out of ten
Incorrect

Seven in ten fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl. This figure is up from four in ten in 2021.

Source: One Pill Can Kill | DEA.gov

Why do drug traffickers mix fentanyl into other drugs?

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Drug trafficking
To kill drug users
Incorrect
To lower the cost of manufacturing
Incorrect
To increase drug users' addiction
Correct

Fentanyl is 100x more potent than morphine and 50x more potent than heroin. 

Source: Fentanyl Awareness | DEA.gov

Which of these photos of Adderall is of the real drug and not a fake version?

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Fake and real Adderall
Left photo
Incorrect
Right photo
Correct

Most professionals can’t tell the difference between real and fake pills without chemical lab testing.

Source: Study: One-Fifth of Young Adults Have Tried Prescription Drugs Off-Script | Get Smart About Drugs

If fentanyl is mixed into another drug, which of the following senses can help you identify it?

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Man confused about pill and capsule
Sight
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Smell
Incorrect
Taste
Incorrect
None of the above
Correct

Your senses alone cannot help you identify fentanyl. The only safe medications are ones prescribed by a trusted medical professional and dispensed by a licensed pharmacist.

Source: Protect yourself from the dangers of fentanyl (:60) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What are the physical and mental effects of fentanyl?

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Girl having breathing problems
Heightened energy and concentration
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Confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, changes in pupil size, old and clammy skin, coma, and respiratory failure
Correct
Relaxation and calmness
Incorrect

Learn this and other fast facts with the Fentanyl 2022 Drug Fact Sheet.

Source: Fentanyl 2022 Drug Fact Sheet | Get Smart About Drugs

Of the following quantities, pick the smallest quantity that, if converted to fentanyl, could cause a fatal overdose.

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Rainbow fentanyl pills
Two teaspoons
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Three grains of salt (2mg)
Correct
One grape
Incorrect
One chocolate chip
Incorrect

Just 2mg – or three grains of salt – of fentanyl is enough to cause a fatal overdose.

Source: Fentanyl Awareness | DEA.gov

Protect yourself from the dangers of fentanyl (:60) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Which of the following can help counter fentanyl?

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Confused woman
A cold shower
Incorrect
Caffeine
Incorrect
Naloxone
Correct
None of the above
Incorrect

Naloxone is a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose.

Source: Naloxone DrugFacts | DEA.gov

If I administer naloxone to a friend who has overdosed, should I still call 911?

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Narcan Naloxone
Yes
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No
Incorrect

Naloxone works to reverse opioid overdose in the body for only 30 to 90 minutes. But many opioids remain in the body longer than that. Because of this, it is possible for a person to still experience the effects of an overdose after a dose of naloxone wears off. Also, some opioids are stronger and might require multiple doses of naloxone. Therefore, one of the most important steps to take is to call 911 so the individual can receive immediate medical attention.

Source: Naloxone DrugFacts | DEA.gov