Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

Roseville City School District

Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

The illicit use and abuse of synthetic drugs represent an emerging and ongoing public health threat to California. The fentanyl crisis specifically has impacted communities across the state, leading to a sharp increase in fentanyl poisonings and deaths in recent years.

This notice aims to address the crisis with a preventative approach ensuring students and families are educated on the deadly consequences of recreational drug use.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), has expounded on the extreme danger of drugs laced with fentanyl. Illicit fentanyl can be added to other drugs to make them cheaper, more powerful, and more addictive. Illicit fentanyl has been found in many drugs, including heroin, methamphetamine, counterfeit pills, and cocaine. Fentanyl mixed with any drug increases the likelihood of a fatal overdose. Furthermore, it is nearly impossible to tell if drugs have been laced with fentanyl without additional testing, because fentanyl cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted when used as a lacing agent.

Resources Regarding the Dangers of Synthetic Drugs:

AB 889: Pupil Safety: Synthetic Drugs

Granite Wellness