A citywide advisory has been issued due to the rise of overdoses due to fentanyl.
Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health are reporting that street drugs like cocaine and meth are being mixed with fentanyl. Officials are warning those who may know someone struggling with drug addiction to have fentanyl strips and naloxone on hand.
“All recreational drug users and anyone affected by a substance use disorder should have naloxone on hand. It can save your life,” the department wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday.
Naloxone and fentanyl strips will be provided on walk-ins basis from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Safe Point, 1267 W. Broad St.