“One pill can kill.”
That’s state attorney general Ashley Moody’s warning to college students starting their fall semester.
Fentanyl is a deadly synthetic opioid that can easily mix with other drugs to the point where you may not know it’s there.
“It’s a game of Russian roulette. You never really know which bag you’re going to get,” said Chris Colcord, a treatment placement advocate at Beaches Recovery.
Before becoming an addiction recovery counselor Colcord battled an opiate addiction in his 20s.
“I had a knee surgery and got prescribed oxycontin and then it just progressed from there. The easiest thing to do was switch to heroin and then heroin came along and of course fentanyl is the cheaper option,” said Colcord.