Opioid Task Force Warns Against Fentanyl in Illegal Drugs and Counterfeit Prescriptions | Local News

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DEA alert

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued a public safety alert in late September, warning of an alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Counterfeit pills are manufactured illegally by criminal drug networks and are designed to look like real prescription opioid drugs such as oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin) and alprazolam (Xanax), as well than stimulants like amphetamines (Adderall).

“For those who use, we want people to know that help is available and that recovery is possible,” Hall said.

Vivent Health offers fentanyl test strips, so that users can determine the presence of fentanyl in other substances. For more information, call 262-657-6644.

Kenosha County Public Health provides free training and supplies of Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/KCNarcan or call 262-605-6741.

The Kenosha County Mental Health and Addiction Resource Center is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 262-764-8555.

The Kenosha County Crisis Hotline, operated by Kenosha Human Development Services, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year at 262-657-7188.

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