The state Department of Health has issued a stern warning ahead of the holidays: Expect to see more street drugs laced with fentanyl.
Among those drugs that are expected to see more fentanyl lacing are opioids, cocaine, and other street drugs.
Experts warn that even casual use can lead to death.
What makes matters worse, for those who struggle with addiction, is that services typically become less available during the holidays.
That also leads to more isolation.
State health officials say fentanyl has made street drugs far more dangerous.
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