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99% of fentanyl overdoses are accidents

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Over 150 people die everyday from overdoses related to synthetic opioids like fentanyl

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Fentanyl kills one person every 8.57 minutes

Information & Resources for Parents & Students About Fentanyl

this small amount is a lethal dose of fentanyl

Each life affected by the fentanyl epidemic represents a precious child – a student who has parents, siblings, and friends, and who is a part of our greater CFBISD family.  We hope that by continuing the conversation, we can save lives right here at home, in CFBISD.


What is CFBISD Doing?
To help fight the fentanyl problem, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is:

  • Partnering with local law enforcement, emergency management, and health authorities to monitor and collaborate on the best way to combat the crisis.
  • The district stocks Narcan at all campuses. School nurses and school resource officers (SROs) can administer Narcan quickly enough to help reverse the effects of a fentanyl overdose.

  • District counselors will continue to inform students about fentanyl dangers at campus assemblies. Informational posters including “One Pill Can Kill” have been distributed to all campuses and placed in hallways and all restrooms.


What You Can Do:

To help fight the fentanyl problem, you can:

  • Talk to your children. Tell them that ANY pill they get from a friend or purchased online or off of the street could be a counterfeit pill containing fentanyl. Only take medication that was prescribed by a doctor, purchased at a pharmacy, and approved by parents or guardians.   
  • Learn about the fentanyl crisis and help spread the word that this is a dangerous situation. Visit the Centers for Disease Control website’s Fentanyl Facts page as a starting-point: https://www.cdc.gov/stopoverdose/fentanyl/index.html

  • Ensure that your child delivers all medications, including over-the-counter medications, to the school nurse for distribution. Students should not carry any medications with them at school, nor share them for any reason.   

  • Reach out to your school nurse or counselor with any specific concerns, or if you need additional resources that are unique to your family.