As referenced in the movie. “Dead on Arrival” is a documentary film that exposes the devastating impact of the fentanyl epidemic on regular people. The film explores the stories of four families who lost loved ones to fentanyl as well as its larger impact on communities by highlighting the manufacture, counterfeiting, marketing, and distribution process that allows fentanyl to sneak into anyone’s home.
Song for Charlie is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about fake pills made of fentanyl, founded by Ed and Mary Ternan after the loss of their son Charlie, who died from taking a fake fentanyl pill. They encourage young people to choose healthy coping strategies over self-medication by providing education about the prevalence of fake pills and offering alternatives for managing stress.
An article from the NIH discussing naloxone (Narcan), a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose and can be administered by non medical professionals. Included in the article is an explanation of how naloxone should be given, precautions that need to be taken, and the difference between tolerance, dependence, and addiction to opioids.