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Fentanyl and Xylazine: The Changing Face(s) of the Opioid Crisis

Thank you to Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center (AHEC) for inviting MATTERS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joshua Lynch to speak on the changing dynamics of the opioid crisis!


Fentanyl and xylazine are two contaminants that have made their way into the United States. Watch as Dr. Lynch discusses how drugs like fentanyl and xylazine impact the way we address opioid and substance use disorders across New York State and the United States as a whole.


Although these substances complicate the opioid crisis, organizations like MATTERS and others continue to work to connect individuals to long-term, medication for addiction treatment.