Perspectives on rapid fentanyl test strips as a harm reduction practice among young adults who use drugs: a qualitative study

Perspectives on rapid fentanyl test strips as a harm reduction practice among young adults who use drugs: a qualitative study

Harm Reduction Journal

Posted in: Advocacy & Public Policy
Of the 81 (87%) participants who returned for follow-up, the majority (n = 62, 77%) used at least one FTS, and of those, a majority found them to be useful and straightforward to use. Positive FTS results led some participants to alter their drug use behaviors, including discarding their drug supply, using with someone else, and keeping naloxone nearby. Participants also reported giving FTS to friends who they felt were at high risk for fentanyl exposure.