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Community Event: Fight Fentanyl with Facts

One pill of fentanyl can kill

This event was organized by student leaders from the DECA program at South Salem High School as an effort to educate about the dangers of fentanyl to area youth.

Event Recording on CC:Media YouTube

Families often talk to their kids about safe driving. But do families talk to their kids about the dangers of fentanyl?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2022 about the same number of youth (ages 15-24) died from accidental poisoning as from motor vehicle accidents. Most of the poisoning deaths were driven by fentanyl.

South Salem High School Students Hosted A Community Event

Fight Fentanyl with Facts was a community event aimed towards families, educators, students, and community members to gain information about fentanyl that could protect youth and the community from falling victim to the dangers of fake pills.

There was a panel of multiple influential people, including perspectives from a police officer, a mother, nurses, and a student from South Salem High School. At the end, there was a conversation portion where questions were taken from the audience.

This event was held at South Salem High School and was hosted by three High School DECA students: Lauren Reeves, Ellen Mahoney, and Jillian Davison.

Event Details

This event was free to attend and registration was not required. It was open to all within the Salem-Keizer community.

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: South Salem High School Library, 1910 Church St SE, Salem, OR 97302