One Pill Can Kill
Be a GameChanger, Save a Life

One Pill Can Kill
Be a GameChanger, Save a Life

The Surge of Fentanyl

Fentanyl is one of the deadliest drugs in America — more deadly than heroin. In 2021, over 107,600 Americans died from drug poisoning or overdose, over 60% of those deaths being attributed to synthetic opioids like fentanyl. 

The rise in fentanyl in the U.S. has devastated families and communities. For the past year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been working to reduce the fentanyl supply across America, seizing over 10.2 million fentanyl pills and approximately 980 pounds of fentanyl powder between May 23 and September 8, 2022.   

The DEA launched One Pill Can Kill to educate the public and encourage parents and caregivers to start a conversation around the dangers of fentanyl, taking fake pills, and illicit drugs. 

GameChanger is proud to partner with the DEA and The West Virginia Department of Education on this important work.

Facts on Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug commonly used as a pain relief anesthetic – but widely misused and abused.

Why is Fentanyl so Dangerous?

Fentanyl is responsible for a majority of overdose deaths:

Fentanyl is 50x more potent than heroin

4 out of every 10 pills with fentanyl contain a potentially lethal dose

It only takes a small dosage to be lethal — a mere 2 milligrams, enough to fit on the tip of a pencil

Fake Pills

Fake pills have been identified in all 50 states and D.C

The DEA seized 20,000,000 fake pills this year, often laced with fentanyl

Fentanyl is easy to purchase, widely accessible and extremely deadly. That’s why it’s critical to start the conversation around the dangers of fentanyl and fake pills. 

One of my best friends met, [uh], last year, she overdosed on fentanyl. She went to the bathroom and she passed out on the floor and that’s when I went to use the restroom and I found her...

– Aaliyah, Robert C. Byrd High School, Clarksburg, WV

The ONLY safe medications are the ones that come from licensed accredited medical professionals.

For more information on fake pills, visit DEA.gov/OnePill

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TAKE A STAND AGAINST FAKE PILLS

Use the hashtag #ONEPILLCANKILL to spread the word about the harmful effects of fentanyl and fake pills.

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3 days ago
GameChanger

Children of adults who misuse substances are open discouraged, sometimes through outright intimidation or emotional manipulation, from talking with other grownups about problems they’re experiencing. Let’s create a safe space for our youth to share their stories honestly and openly with their peers and begin to make a healthy way forward. For more information, visit GameChangerUSA.org. See MoreSee Less

Children of adults who misuse substances are open discouraged, sometimes through outright intimidation or emotional manipulation, from talking with other grownups about problems they’re experiencing. Let’s create a safe space for our youth to share their stories honestly and openly with their peers and begin to make a healthy way forward. For more information, visit GameChangerUSA.org.
6 days ago
GameChanger

As a parent, one of the most powerful tools you have for educating your teen on the dangers of substance misuse is communication. While it may be a difficult subject to approach, talking to your child early about these risks is the best way to ensure your teen’s substance-free future. For more information and resources, visit GameChangerUSA.org Interactive tools and resources for facilitating parent-teen dialogues. See MoreSee Less

As a parent, one of the most powerful tools you have for educating your teen on the dangers of substance misuse is communication. While it may be a difficult subject to approach, talking to your child early about these risks is the best way to ensure your teen’s substance-free future. For more information and resources, visit GameChangerUSA.org Interactive tools and resources for facilitating parent-teen dialogues.
1 week ago
GameChanger

Celebrate love today while staying sober and having a blast! Plenty of sober activities are perfect for sharing with a partner or friends. Luckily, our state offers fantastic opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, even in chilly temps. If you ever feel overwhelmed, reach out for help. Need a starting point? Visit Gamechangerusa.org for more info. See MoreSee Less

Celebrate love today while staying sober and having a blast! Plenty of sober activities are perfect for sharing with a partner or friends. Luckily, our state offers fantastic opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, even in chilly temps. If you ever feel overwhelmed, reach out for help. Need a starting point? Visit Gamechangerusa.org for more info.