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KOAA Survey: What should school districts do to combat drug use?

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Posted at 11:25 AM, Mar 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-15 07:28:40-04

Across the country in 2021, a record 104,000 Americans died from an overdose. Synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, are contributing the most to the spike.

What should school districts do to combat drug use?

35% More education programs
30% More School Resource Officers
17% More Counselors
17% Have Narcan on campus

We're following this survey throughout the day and into tomorrow. Tune in to News5 at 4 p.m. as we review the results!

Editor's note: This survey is not based on scientific, representative samples and is solely for KOAA purposes.

The DEA classifies fentanyl as a synthetic opioid, and it is produced in a lab. It's 100 times more potent than morphine.

Doctors use it in hospitals to manage pain or even sedate someone in the ICU. But because it's cheap to produce, more drug dealers are selling it.

Fentanyl creates a stronger high and a quicker addiction compared to other opioids.

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