F Fentanyl Inc
In response to the devastating impact of fentanyl and other substances on the Miami community, Thomas Guerra founded the organization F Fentanyl aka Fight Fentanyl in 2023. Their objective is to provide support to people who use drugs (PWUD), regardless of whether they are seeking recovery or not, with the ultimate goal of preventing overdose deaths. Their approach emphasizes harm reduction strategies to reduce the risks associated with drug use, while also providing resources for those who choose to pursue recovery. The message is clear: we must take action to fight against the dangers of fentanyl and other harmful substances.
What is Harm Reduction?
Harm reduction is an approach that promotes health in a way that meets people where they are at, accepting that not everyone is ready or capable of stopping their substance use at a given time. Instead of making judgments about where individuals suffering from addiction should be with regards to their health and behavior, harm reduction focuses on promoting evidence-based methods for reducing associated health risks in the current moment (e.g., preventing HIV transmission).
The defining features of harm reduction include a focus on the prevention of harm, rather than on the prevention of substance use itself. Harm reduction initiatives run the gamut from medical care and disease prevention, to education and linkage to addiction treatment. (Recoveryanswes.org)
Overdose Awareness Day at UM hosted by UM Sandler Center and F Fentanyl Inc
The University of Miami played host to a deeply significant and impactful Overdose Awareness Day event this past August, demonstrating its commitment to addressing the critical issues surrounding substance use and addiction within the community. The event drew a diverse crowd, including students, faculty, and community members. Notably, the Mayor of Miami Dade, Daniella Levine Cava and Chief Morris Copeland attended the event and delivered a powerful proclamation, reaffirming the city's commitment to combatting addiction and substance abuse.
Check out the Photo Album Here.
Recovery at the Park
Recovery at the Park was so much fun! Thanks to everyone who came out! We collected lots of donations and had a great time. The music was amazing, thank you to Lou's Dogs. A special shout out to our food sponsor Cumberlandheights. Also, thank you to Mobilize Recovery, Be the Change South Florida, DanLee Trinkets, Chrysalis House, Partnr305, Publix, Ellie and Esmeralda Salty Retreat. It was great to see Banyan and Concept House. Can't forget Mayor Levine Cava for the support and proclamation for recovery month. We do recover!!!
Thanks to Julio for all the great pics. Check out all the pictures at the following link.
What We Do
Harm Reduction Training
Overdose Prevention Training
Recovery Ally Training
Recovery Support Linkage
Family Support Linkage
On our way to Ultra Music Fest to give out Narcan with partners Yaya por Vida. March, 2023
Recovery Ally Training/Narcan Training with students from Alternative Breaks Bowdoin College and partners Decrim305. March 2023
Street Outreach with partners Yaya por Vida, Decrim305 and FIU MAPS. March, 2023
Speaking on Recovery and Harm Reduction at University of Miami. March, 2023