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Opioids, Fentanyl, and Xylazine: What are they and what do prevention professionals need to know and do to prevent overdose?

March 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The opioid misuse epidemic continues to affect youth and families throughout the Pacific Northwest region. As prevention practitioners, it is important to stay up to date on the latest research-based information related to this critical public health problem. The goal of this session is to provide prevention professionals with knowledge about opioids, fentanyl, and xylazine, including what are they and how they are similar and different. We will also focus on debunking common myths about occupational fentanyl exposure, naloxone safety, the use of medications for opioid use disorder in adolescents, and discuss the role prevention professionals can and should play in preventing drug overdose.

Webinar Objectives

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand what illicitly manufactured fentanyl is and how it compares to other opioids.
  • Describe what Xylazine is and how it is used in illicit substances.
  • Recognize current drug use trends in the Northwest region.
  • Debunk common myths around occupational fentanyl exposure, naloxone safety, and the use of medications for opioid use disorder in adolescents.




Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network
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