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Fentanyl recently became the deadliest drug in America and continues to plague Australia. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is sometimes mixed into other illicit drugs, but it’s far more potent than what it’s usually mixed with. This means that a dose that seemed safe(ish) can be deadly, but you wouldn’t know it unless you actually tested.

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You or I would never do drugs, or attempt to cheat on something as important as a drug test. But perhaps you have a “friend” who is curious about how the tests work. Here’s what your “friend” needs to know.

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Whether you’re a university student about to attend their first party, or a grownup with friends who sometimes party a little too hard, it’s good to know what to do when things get out of hand. Here are some of the top tips and skills that can help you help others.

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From the headlines, prescription painkillers sound pretty scary. Some of the people who take them switch to heroin, and some die of overdoses. The problem is so bad that the US FDA has mandated black-box warning labels about the risk of abuse. But at the same time, these drugs are common and useful tools to manage pain.