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Fentanyl Warning


Fentanyl analogues are increasingly being used throughout the world as a substitute for heroin, or to increase the potency of heroin. This has caused numerous fatal overdoses in the U.S. and Europe and is a serious risk to heroin users everywhere.

Fentanyl has been found in Australia this year in Heroin, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and Ketamine.
Please take care if your gear seems strong or produces unexpected results (e.g. respiratory depresssion from stimulants).
Fentanyl contamination or substitution can kill.

If your heroin supply is of seriously inconsistent quality (sometimes being much stronger, or weaker), or if it is consistently very strong, you may be being sold a product cut with Fentanyl (or another synthetic opioid).

This poses a serious risk, as synthetic opioids can be up to (and over) 1,000 times stronger than heroin -which makes it almost impossible to distribute evenly through the mix. If you think this may be the case with the heroin you are buying, you should take a few simple steps to protect yourself...


* Do not use alone


* Keep Naloxone on hand


* Don't mix your drugs:

More than 80% of fatal overdoses have pills or alcohol in the system. Using Opioids with benzo's or alcohol greatly increases both your chance of overdosing and of dying from that overdose.


CAHMA will post more information here soon. In the meantime, if you have any queries or want to know more, drop in or give us a call and we will help you as best we can.

Take care -of yourself and your mates- Get some NALOXONE!

If you need to know about something which isn't covered here, give us a call on (02) 62 533 643

or write to us at info@cahma.org.au.

For more detailed information about Fentanyl, see
AIVL's --Safer Fentanyl Injecting Resource--