Fentanyl Adds A New Terror For People Abusing Opioids

Allyson and Eddie, clients at the AAC Needle Exchange and Overdose Prevention Program in Cambridge, Mass., say they carry naloxone and try to never use drugs alone to reduce the risk of overdosing.

People who abuse opioids are well aware of the risk posed by fentanyl, a powerful anesthetic that’s increasingly slipped into heroin and other drugs. They’re coming up with new tactics to survive.

(Image credit: Robin Lubbock for WBUR)

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