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Why We're Talking About the Danger of Fentanyl. It Could Kill Your Teen

Why We're Talking About the Danger of Fentanyl. It Could Kill Your Teen

What is the real threat is fentanyl? And should our kids have Narcan on hand? UH's Dr. Ryan Marino debunks myths and sets the record straight on this synthetic opioid.

In this episode, we cover...

  • The real danger of fentanyl and how it compares to other drug
  • Fentanyl strips, Narcan, and if our kids should have them
  • The controversy surrounding this conversation
  • How to talk to teenagers about drugs
  • ...and much more!

More about Dr. Ryan Marino:

Ryan Marino, MD is a medical toxicologist, emergency physician and addiction medicine specialist at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and an assistant professor in the departments of emergency medicine and psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He recently started University Hospital’s medical toxicology division as well as UH’s emergency department addiction services and emergency addiction bridge clinic at Cleveland Medical Center.

His interest in poisonings and substance use disorder began during his training leading up to the early years of the “opioid epidemic” in particularly hard-hit regions of western Pennsylvania, where he completed medical education, residency and fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh and worked both clinically and on substance use research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center before returning home to northeast Ohio and University Hospitals.

His research and advocacy work focuses on better understanding and best practice medical management of substance use disorders, reducing barriers for both patients and providers in treating substance use disorders and combating stigma and misinformation. Outside of addiction work, he is also active in identifying and addressing social determinants of health and advocating for patients who have been traditionally overlooked by the medical establishment.

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