Wisconsin is facing a fentanyl crisis—one that in places like Milwaukee County—kills more people than homicides, suicides and car crashes combined.
What exactly is fentanyl? It's a synthetic opioid that's 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was created to help cancer patients deal with pain management by using a patch on the skin—but like so many drugs—it's abused. That's because fentanyl can be made in a lab.
Whether you're in Milwaukee or Wausau or Eau Claire, fentanyl is affecting people in every area of Wisconsin.
In this half hour special, Anthony DaBruzzi looks at the role fentanyl plays in overdoses across our state and how you can help someone stay safe in case of an overdose.
Watch the full special above.