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Fentanyl Quiz

As part of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness and educate about critical health issues, we invite you to take part in our quiz on the often-misunderstood fentanyl. This is the same informative quiz that was featured on episode 7 of our popular podcast. Here, you’ll encounter essential facts and dispel common myths about fentanyl, empowering you with the knowledge to navigate conversations and understand the news on this potent drug.

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1. True or false: The safest way to dispose of fentanyl patches is to flush them down the toilet

  1. True
  2. False

2. Multiple choice: The CDC reports that 150 people die from synthetic opioid-related overdoses

  1. Every hour
  2. Every day
  3. Every week
  4. Every month

3. True or False: Most illicit fentanyl is made here in the US.

  1. True
  2. False

4. Multiple choice: When was fentanyl created?

  1. 1950s
  2. 1960s
  3. 1970s
  4. 1980s

5. Multiple choice: How much stronger is fentanyl compared to heroin?

  1. 3-5x
  2. 20x
  3. 50x
  4. 100x

6. True or false: You can overdose on fentanyl by touching it.

  1. True
  2. False

7. What percentage of fake pills tested by the DEA contained a lethal dose of fentanyl?

  1. More than 20%
  2. More than 30%
  3. More than 40%
  4. More than 50%

8. True or false: Fentanyl is being added to Halloween candy to get kids hooked on drugs.

  1. True
  2. False

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Fentanyl Quiz Answers & Sources

1. True or false: The safest way to dispose of fentanyl patches is to flush them down the toilet

  1. True
  2. False

2. Multiple choice: The CDC reports that 150 people die from synthetic opioid-related overdoses

  1. Every hour
  2. Every day [source]
  3. Every week
  4. Every month

3. True or False: Most illicit fentanyl is made here in the US.

  1. FALSE — actually from Mexico followed by China (source

4. Multiple choice: When was fentanyl created?

  1. 1950s (1959—was only used in ORs or on animals; in 1990s, the patch was made) [source]
  2. 1960s
  3. 1970s
  4. 1980s

5. Multiple choice: How much stronger is fentanyl compared to heroin?

  1. 3-5x
  2. 20x
  3. 50x (it is 50x stronger than heroin, 100x stronger than morphine) [source]
  4. 100x

6. True or false: You can overdose on fentanyl by touching it.

  1. FALSE—[source] Fentanyl isn’t easy to absorb through the skin; even patches take time to absorb, which is why addicts chew them or scrape and inject them. HOWEVER, safety precautions are still important for first responders.

7. What percentage of fake pills tested by the DEA contained a lethal dose of fentanyl?

  1. More than 20%
  2. More than 30%
  3. More than 40% [source] 42% contained 2mg of fentanyl, considered a lethal dose
  4. More than 50%

8. True or false: Fentanyl is being added to Halloween candy to get kids hooked on drugs.

  1. FALSE [source][source2][source3] — the Halloween thing is a combination of urban legend + info taken out of context (rainbow fentanyl to target young people, but not THAT young)
    1. Dr. Joel Best, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware, has studied this at length (has never found a single kid getting harmed by Halloween candy for decades of research)
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  1. DEA. (n.d.). Facts about Fentanyl. Retrieved from https://www.dea.gov/resources/facts-about-fentanyl

  2. Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know | FDA. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/drugs/safe-disposal-medicines/disposal-unused-medicines-what-you-should-know

  3. CDC. (n.d.). Fentanyl Facts. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/stopoverdose/fentanyl/index.html

  4. DEA. (n.d.). Fentanyl Flow to the United States. Retrieved from https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/DEA_GOV_DIR-008-20%20Fentanyl%20Flow%20in%20the%20United%20States_0.pdf

  5. PNNL. (n.d.). Fentanyl Analogs | PNNL. Retrieved from https://www.pnnl.gov/explainer-articles/fentanyl-analogs

  6. UC Davis Health. (2023, January). Fentanyl Overdose Facts and How to Save a Life. Retrieved from https://health.ucdavis.edu/blog/cultivating-health/fentanyl-overdose-facts-signs-and-how-you-can-help-save-a-life/2023/01

  7. DEA. (2022, August 30). DEA Warns of Brightly-Colored Fentanyl Used to Target Young Americans. Retrieved from https://www.dea.gov/press-releases/2022/08/30/dea-warns-brightly-colored-fentanyl-used-target-young-americans

  8. PBS NewsHour. (n.d.). Why this expert says ‘rainbow fentanyl’ is no real threat to your Halloween this year | PBS NewsHour. Retrieved from https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/why-this-expert-says-rainbow-fentanyl-is-no-real-threat-to-your-halloween-this-year

  9. NPR. (2022, October 31). Unfounded fears about rainbow fentanyl become the latest Halloween boogeyman. Retrieved from [https://www.npr.org/2022/10/31/1132737831/rainbow-fentanyl-halloween-candy]

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