Information & Resources for Parents & Scholars About Fentanyl
Each life affected by the fentanyl epidemic represents a precious child – a scholar who has parents, siblings, and friends, and who is a part of our greater LPCA family. We hope that by continuing the conversation, spreading awareness, and proactively combating the crisis we can save lives right here at home, in LPCA.
What is LPCA doing?
To combat the Fentanyl crisis Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy is:
What can you do?
To help fight the fentanyl problem, you can:
What is Fentanyl?
What are Fake Pills?
Why is Fentanyl so dangerous?
What are the physical and mental effects of Fentanyl?
How would my child get Fentanyl?
- Drug traffickers are using social media to advertise drugs and conduct sales. If you have a smartphone and a social media account, then a drug trafficker can find you. This also means they are finding your kids who have social media accounts.
- To learn about emoji codes used on social media, visit Emoji Drug Code Decoded on www.dea.gov/onepill.
Why should you be concerned?
- The drug landscape is dramatically different from when you grew up, or even from just a few years ago.
- All parents and caregivers need to be educated on current drug threats to be able to have informed talks with their kids.
Tips for Parents and Caregivers
- Encourage open and honest communication
- Explain what fentanyl is and why it is so dangerous
- Stress not to take any pills that were not prescribed to you from a doctor
- No pill purchased on social media is safe
- Make sure they know fentanyl has been found in most illegal drugs
- Create an “exit plan” to help your child know what to do if they’re pressured to take a pill or use drugs
- For more tips on how to talk to your child about drugs, read Chapter 4 of Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent’s Guide to Substance Use Prevention at www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com/publications