Drug Prevention & Awareness
At Kaufman ISD, the safety of our students is a top priority. Students today face a variety of challenges including mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse and bullying. Part of the solution is spreading awareness and educating both students and their families of the harmful effects. Below are resources for families to use to help promote prevention of drug use and an understanding of health and mental wellness.
What is Fentanyl?
Fentanyl is a deadly, synthetic opioid pressed into fake pills or cut into heroin, cocaine, and other street drugs to drive addiction. It is now one of the most common drugs involved in drugs overdose deaths in the United States.
Fentanyl misuse may result in an intense, short-term high; temporary feelings of euphoria; slowed respiration and reduced blood pressure, nausea, fainting; seizures or death.
According to the American Lung Associated, research shows that one in four teens has vaped, and the number of middle school students using e-cigarettes further increased to 5.4 million in 2019, prompting the U.S. Surgeon General to call youth vaping an "epidemic".