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Jon Foreman, 26, is among many individuals who have taken fentanyl unknowingly due to an increase in illegal drugs being laced with fentanyl. Foreman resides at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021.

Jon Foreman, 26, is among many individuals who have taken fentanyl unknowingly due to an increase in illegal drugs being laced with fentanyl. Foreman resides at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021.

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Robert Morin, 49, left, and Bella Monte Recovery Center Director of Nursing Vahida Tanovic-Lechuga talk at the recovery center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021. Morin overdosed on heroin laced with fentanyl earlier this year.

Robert Morin, 49, left, and Bella Monte Recovery Center Director of Nursing Vahida Tanovic-Lechuga talk at the recovery center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021. Morin overdosed on heroin laced with fentanyl earlier this year.

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Robert Morin, 49, left, and Jon Foreman, 26, are among many individuals who have taken fentanyl unknowingly. The men currently reside at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021.

Robert Morin, 49, left, and Jon Foreman, 26, are among many individuals who have taken fentanyl unknowingly. The men currently reside at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021.

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Bella Monte Recovery Center nurses in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021, can use fentanyl test strips to detect the drug in individuals that might have taken it unknowingly. Riverside County has seen an increase in fentanyl-laced drugs leading to more deaths and overdoses in individuals who have unknowingly taken fentanyl.

Bella Monte Recovery Center nurses in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021, can use fentanyl test strips to detect the drug in individuals that might have taken it unknowingly. Riverside County has seen an increase in fentanyl-laced drugs leading to more deaths and overdoses in individuals who have unknowingly taken fentanyl.

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Synthetic opioids can be given to tapper an individual's addiction during treatment at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021. Riverside County has seen an increase in fentanyl-laced drugs leading to more deaths and overdoses in individuals who have unknowingly taken fentanyl.

Synthetic opioids can be given to tapper an individual’s addiction during treatment at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021. Riverside County has seen an increase in fentanyl-laced drugs leading to more deaths and overdoses in individuals who have unknowingly taken fentanyl.
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Narcan nasal spray, a medication available to abusers who overdose, is pinned to a wall inside a nursing room at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021.

Narcan nasal spray, a medication available to abusers who overdose, is pinned to a wall inside a nursing room at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021.

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Jon Foreman, 26, is among many individuals who have taken fentanyl unknowingly due to an increase in illegal drugs being laced with fentanyl. Foreman resides at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021.

Jon Foreman, 26, is among many individuals who have taken fentanyl unknowingly due to an increase in illegal drugs being laced with fentanyl. Foreman resides at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021.

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Jon Foreman, 26, is among many individuals who have taken fentanyl unknowingly. Foreman gets a daily health check up with a nurse at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021.

Jon Foreman, 26, is among many individuals who have taken fentanyl unknowingly. Foreman gets a daily health check up with a nurse at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021.

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Robert Morin, 49, left, and Jon Foreman, 26, are among many individuals who have taken fentanyl unknowingly. The men currently reside at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021.

Robert Morin, 49, left, and Jon Foreman, 26, are among many individuals who have taken fentanyl unknowingly. The men currently reside at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021.
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Jon Foreman, 26, is among many individuals who have taken fentanyl unknowingly. Foreman currently resides at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021.

Jon Foreman, 26, is among many individuals who have taken fentanyl unknowingly. Foreman currently resides at Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021.

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Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021, can treat about 30 individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. Riverside County has seen an increase in fentanyl-laced drugs leading to more deaths and overdoses in individuals who have unknowingly taken fentanyl.

Bella Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on July 22, 2021, can treat about 30 individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. Riverside County has seen an increase in fentanyl-laced drugs leading to more deaths and overdoses in individuals who have unknowingly taken fentanyl.