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Event to fight against Fentanyl this Saturday

Lewiston, ID- There has been a rise in news stories regarding activities with fentanyl. Fentanyl is a  Synthetic opioid, that is the most common drugs involved in overdose deaths in the United States, according to the National Institution of Drug Abuse. 107,375 people in the United States died of drug overdoses and drug poisonings in the 12-month period ending in January 2022. A staggering 67 percent of those deaths involved synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

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It has cost the lives of many individuals in the last few years, including Jesse, someone from the LC Valley who unfortunately passed due to fentanyl poising. His family started a campaign named “Do it for Jesse” to spread awareness and give his death purpose. They hope that they can reach many and hopefully prevent future deaths like Jesse’s.

The “Do it for Jesse” campaign will be hosting an event Tomorrow, May 13th at 12:00 p.m. at Kiwanis Park. The event will consist of guest speakers, free literature, and they will be handing out Naloxone on site.

For any questions you can message them on their Facebook group site # Do it for Jesse. Or email them at: [email protected]

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