Q: What is Harm Reduction?
A: Harm Reduction is the practice of reducing negative impacts associated with risky behaviors such as drug use through education and practical safety measures.
Q: What is Fentanyl?
A: Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, similar to heroin or morphine, but is 50 to 100 times stronger. The potential for fentanyl to cause an overdose among users is very high because of the potency.
Q: Why is Fentanyl so dangerous?
A: A lethal dose of fentanyl can be as small as 1 – 2 milligrams which is equivalent to a few grains of salt. Illicit drugs are currently being laced with fentanyl either intentionally or on accident.
Q: What are Fentanyl test strips?
A: Fentanyl test strips are a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to test a substance for traces of fentanyl. They work by having specifically reactive antibodies that react with fentanyl when a bit of substance is mixed in water and applied. It is the same mechanism as a COVID-19 or pregnancy test.
Q: Are Fentanyl test strips reliable?
A: Our test strips are 98-99% accurate in detecting fentanyl and at least 24 different fentanyl analogs.