There has been a lot of news circulating about colored Fentanyl in the last couple weeks. The major concern is that the drug is being made to look like candy and could easily find its way into the hands of a child with severe consequences. This news can be alarming and unsettling.

We at Milford Kids Thrive feel education on the matter and raising awareness is key. We have taken this opportunity to search for more information and short video news segments to help you stay informed and aware of the issue, and help you make decisions that are best for you and your family.

Click through the links below…

Officials warn about candy-lookalike ‘rainbow’ fentanyl ahead of Halloween from Good Morning America

Is ‘rainbow fentanyl’ a threat to your kids this Halloween? Experts say no from New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR)

DEA Warns of Brightly-Colored Fentanyl Used to Target Young Americans from the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

New Fentanyl drug warning from abc World News Tonight

We have noted a few things you can do to help keep your family safe:

  • be diligent about looking over treats before everyone dives in
  • only allow your family to eat treats that are commercially wrapped
  • consider limiting your trick-or-treating to homes/businesses of people you know
  • talk with your kids about the issue, show them photos of the drug so they can be aware for themselves too

We want you to be informed and be able to make decisions for your family that will keep everyone safe while enjoying the Halloween season.

For more articles and information to help you keep your family healthy head to our Wellness page