On Tuesday, Tarrant County’s Challenge is hosting a virtual forum titled, “Over the Overdose: Understanding Overdose Flantil’s Impact on Our Students and What We Can Do About It, to raise awareness on accidental overdoses.”
The platform will partner with DEA and Medstar on Facebook and YouTube from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm to raise awareness of fake pills containing fake amounts of fanatics.
Eduardo A. in charge in the speakers. Chavez, Officer Mark Blair, Medstar Operations Manager Heath Stone and Drs. Includes Tishra Jackson.
During the public forum, attendees will be informed of what fentanyl is and how low a lethal dose can be and how fentanyl is taking place in the hands of youth within the community.
Also, information will be given on what steps can be taken to improve the safety and health of their family, friends and neighbors.
Anyone who wants to watch the live stream can watch it on Facebook or YouTube.
Texas has seen a large increase in deaths in relation to overdoses, especially during the COVID-19 epidemic among youth. According to Texas Health and Human Services, the average number of deaths per month increased from 114 in 2019 to 157 deaths in the first eight months of 2020 per month.
According to Medstar, 911 calls for overdoses were 136% in the first three months of 2021 in Tarant County.