Kate McLean, Shannon Monnat, Khary Rigg, Glenn Sterner, & Ashton Verdery
- Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is a widespread additive to heroin in the U.S. Rust Belt.
- Most people who use heroin want to avoid fentanyl, due to its association with overdose.
- Some people who use prefer fentanyl due to its shorter, stronger high, even when snorted.
- The ability to identify fentanyl in heroin through self-test strips might help all users reduce undesirable effects and overdose risk