Recently, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the California Department of Public Health have shared information about the increasing danger of opioid abuse among teenagers. In particular, law enforcement agencies have referenced a rise in the prevalence of counterfeit Percocet and oxycodone/OxyContin as well as new forms of fentanyl.
According to the California Department of Public Health:
Brightly-colored fentanyl (referred to as rainbow fentanyl) has been identified as a new trend according to the United States (U.S.) Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) . Rainbow fentanyl can be found in many forms, including pills, powder, and blocks that can resemble sidewalk chalk or candy. Any pill (regardless of its color, shape, or size) that does not come from a health care provider or pharmacist can contain fentanyl and can be deadly.
Below you will find resources for students and families and information about how Glendale Unified is working to prevent substance abuse and protect our students against drug-related incidents.
Substance Abuse Prevention Town Hall Meeting 11/8/22