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You may not realize it, but drugs obtained from sources other than a pharmacy could be laced with deadly doses of fentanyl. It’s hard to tell the difference between drugs laced with fentanyl and those that aren’t by just taste, smell, color, and feel. Fentanyl tests strips could save your life. They are easy to use and available in Greene County, for FREE. Get yourself (or somebody you love) a free test kit and make sure you have most information possible before using. To get the best results from your test strips, follow the instructions in your test kit. When you get your results, you can then make an informed decision about what to do next.
Where Can I Get Fentanyl Test Strips?
Fentanyl test strips are free and easy to obtain.
Free test strips are available at:
- The Greene County Public Health Department
411 Main Street Suite 300, Catskill, NY 12414
- Greener Pathways
2a Milo Street, Hudson, NY 12534
- Or, if you are unable to get to one of the above locations we will meet you in person to give you a kit.
How to Use Fentanyl Test Strips
- If you are injecting the drug: Prepare your shot. Then, add 10 drops of sterile water to your cooker and stir well.
- If you are snorting the drug: Add 10 drops of sterile water into the empty baggie that your drugs came in and mix well.
- If you are using pills: First, crush a portion of the pill or use residue from the bag in an empty baggie. Then, add 10 drops of sterile water into the baggie and mix well.
- Hold the blue end of your test strip and dip it into the water for 15 seconds. Be sure you only dip up to the wavy lines.
- Wait 2 minutes until you can see lines show up in the middle of the test strip.
How to Read Fentanyl Test Strips
Reading your test strip results is easy.
- One line means that your drugs contain fentanyl and could be deadly
- Two lines means that your drugs do not contain fentanyl and you should proceed with caution.
Remember, no drugs are 100% safe.
What Do I Do After I Get My Test Results?
- If you have a positive test, it’s important to carry Naloxone with you and to use with someone who isn’t using at the same time as you. If you overdose, that person will be able to call 911 and give you Naloxone.
- If you have a negative test, it’s important to proceed with caution. There are times that a drug is still mixed with fentanyl or other drugs and that the strips cannot pick up.