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[Podcast] Moving Forward: Fentanyl crisis


“Nearly a decade ago, the opioid fentanyl made its first appearance in the streets, causing a major spike of availability and death rates, especially since 2018-19. The hazardous drug holds the power to kill a grown adult with less than two milligrams.

Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin, the DEA has found. It is sold in

 Evert 8 minutes, 34 seconds someone dies of fentanyl overdose in the US.

counterfeit pills, powder form or in a combination of different drugs.

While the drug is commonly used in hospitals for surgeries and patients in immense pain, the dosage must be exact. Average amount for patients is 50 to 70 micrograms. Alarmingly, street fentanyl can contain up to 400 micrograms per pill. Just 100 micrograms is enough to fatally harm someone.” 

(Synopsis from Amanda Johnson’s article: Fentanyl crisis impacts teens, disregards stereotypes)

Aubrey Graham, ‘23, host of the Moving Forward podcast, interviews senior Feather editor, Amanda Johnson about her new-found knowledge of the fentanyl crisis. After researching and interviewing impactful influences in our community, Johnson interpreted the information into an informative article. 

In this episode, Graham digs deeper into this important topic and examines what Johnson has learned over her two months of research. 

To read Johnson’s fentanyl article, go to Fentanyl crisis impacts teens, disregards stereotypes.

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    Stephanie JohnsonDec 2, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Great interview ladies! A very important subject that needs to be discussed.

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    Amanda JohnsonDec 2, 2022 at 10:23 am

    Thanks for having me! It is so important to spread awareness about this issue to anyone we can reach, and this podcast is doing just that.

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      Aubrey GrahamDec 2, 2022 at 10:32 am

      I totally agree! Thank you for putting in the interest and work over the last couple of months to help inform our community.