a man struggles with fentanyl's effects on his brain

Fentanyl’s Effects on the Brain

Fentanyl is an incredibly potent pain reliever. It hails from the opioid family, which contains other drugs like morphine and heroin. Not all opioids are illegal. In fact, fentanyl itself retains some prescription uses. At the same time, fentanyl in its illicit form is incredibly dangerous. Overdose and even death are major risks from fentanyl…