Talking to your kids about drugs isn’t always easy, but it’s absolutely necessary.
This week happens to be Drug Awareness Week, so I visited Constable Sean Nusink to find out more about Fentanyl, a drug that has been talked about a lot in the news lately.
Fentanyl (also known as fentanil) is a potent, synthetic opioid pain medication with a rapid onset and short duration of action. It is a potent agonist at the μ-opioid receptors. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.
Watch the video to arm yourself with knowledge about this drug so that you can have the talk with your kids. Constable Nusink has some fantastic advice for parents who aren’t sure how to get the conversation started and says that the best thing we can do is to give our kids the best information — just saying “no” isn’t enough.
Have you talked to your kids about drugs? How did you bring it up and how did they react? Have they ever brought up with topic with you or asked questions?
Visit drugfreekidscanada.org for more information.