The Dallas Morning News Launches Transformative Series Examining Fentanyl’s Deadly Grip on North Texas
30 straight days of comprehensive coverage during September
Unflinching look at the scope and scale of damage to schools, families, communities
More than two dozen News staffers spent months researching, reporting, writing, editing, photographing and designing a wide-ranging package about the deadly drug. “Deadly Fake: 30 Days Inside Fentanyl’s Grip on North Texas,” tells in heart-breaking and stark detail the rapidly growing crisis unfolding across the nation and at home.
“Thirty days of a single topic is a significant undertaking for any publication. But this is an urgent problem, and with no clear answers, it’s incumbent on us to bring a new understanding of how hazardous this drug is,” said
The series introduces readers to those affected by the most potent, addictive, disguisable drug ever created and how it got to
Yet, there is hope. The power of knowledge and awareness has the potential to mitigate the relentless spread of this mounting and insidious problem and stop the trend of five Texans dying from it every day.
Fentanyl Tools and Resources
- Texas Targeted Opioid Response: A public health initiative operated by the
Texas Health and Human Services Commission: txopioidresponse.org Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/stopoverdose/fentanyl National Institute on Drug Abusefacts on naloxone: nida.nih.gov/publications/drugfacts/naloxone
- Partnership to End Addiction: Help is available via phone (1-855-378-4373) or text (Text 55753). For details and more resources, visit getsmartaboutdrugs.gov/find-help.
North Texas Behavioral Health Authority: 24-hour crisis hotline at 1-866-260-8000 or ntbha.org.
Source: DallasNews Corporation