The Drug With No Street Name: Fentanyl

12 min
Terry Morris, director of the 6th Street Harm Reduction Center, demonstrates how to test a drug for the presence of fentanyl with a fentanyl test strip. (Laura Klivans/KQED)

Fentanyl is partly to blame for a rise in *drug* overdose deaths, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control report. Officials say the synthetic and undetectable opioid Fentanyl is being mixed into all types of drugs from heroin to cocaine and more. A KQED journalist talks about how, aside from policy solutions, the stigma around certain drugs can be the biggest barrier to recovery for addicts.
Guest: John Sepulvado, co-host of The California Report

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