Gonzaga, UW to host lecture on the dangers of fentanyl

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Gonzaga and University of Washington Health Partnership will host a lecture on the dangers of fentanyl and how to protect loved ones from overdosing.

The “Next Generation Health Lecture” will discuss the crisis surrounding fentanyl, including the dangers of using it, and ways to promote a healthier and safer community for those around us.

In 2020, nearly 75 percent of drug overdoses involved opioids, with more recent cases involving fentanyl, which is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.

The lecture will answer questions like, what is fentanyl, why has it become so popular, and why is fentanyl such a deadly drug?

The event will be held at the John J. Hemmingson Center on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.

The lecture is free to attend but registration is required. You can sign up and learn more about it here.

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