People deserve accurate, non-judgmental information about synthetic opioids and other drugs
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Synthetic Opioids: Media Tips
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) advocates for sharing information about synthetic opioids grounded in research and science. Unfortunately, reporting about these substances can contain inaccuracies and exaggerations that often leads to fear and bad policy.
This tip sheet for media provides brief answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions about synthetic opioids and example phrasing that is accurate and not sensationalized.