'Make the Call!' Arizona Teens Fight Fentanyl, One PSA at a Time
(Yahoo! News) Four teenagers take turns reading steadily from a teleprompter. Their message is as simple as their videos’ black and white color scheme: With fentanyl, there is no second chance.
“Look, I’m not here to preach. But you need to be aware of a serious issue,” begins one of now seven public safety announcements written and produced by Arizona’s Tempe Union High School District students.
In a conversational tone aimed at their Gen Z peers, the students calmly walk through party scenarios and life saving information about fentanyl, the synthetic opioid responsible for over 80% of all adolescent overdoses. As little as two grains of salt, approximately 2 mg, are lethal. The size of a pencil tip.