How do I test my drugs?

Step 1

Add about 1/2 teaspoon water to 

your empty baggie or cooker and mix well.

Hold blue end of test strip and dip 

other end into water. Don't go past 

the first blue line. Hold it there for 

15 seconds. 

Step 2
Step 3

Put test strip on flat surface. In less 

than a minute you'll start to see 

results appear. 

How do I read my results?

1 red line = positive - Your product contains fentanyl.

2 red lines = negative - Your product MAY contain a different fentanyl analogue not showing up positive. OR your sample may not contain fentanyl. It still may not be the drug you paid for.

What if my drugs test positive for fentanyl?
  • If your product tests positive - consider discarding it if you have no or low tolerance for opioids. Your risk of overdose is high.

  • Don't use alone, take turns using and carry Narcan/Naloxone. You can get free Narcan from Project DAWN. Click here for a list of Project DAWN locations in Cuyahoga County.

  • If injecting - start low, shoot slow. Do a tester shot if possible.

Still want more info on how to use fentanyl test strips? Try watching this how-to video.

You can also download instructions by clicking here.


Where can I get free test strips?

Circle Health Services

Main office - 12201 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

Syringe exchange van - Parked at HUMADAOP at 3305 West 25th St. from 9 am - noon and 1 - 3 pm

Care Alliance Health Center

Central Clinic - 2916 Central Avenue, Cleveland

St. Clair Clinic - 1530 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland

Riverview Clinic - 1795 West 25th Street, Cleveland

Stokes Clinic - 6001 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland

*Also available at the Mobile Clinic

Barber Shops

Urban Kutz Barbershop - 11106 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland

Urban Kutz Barbershop - 4491 Pearl Road, Cleveland

Just Clip It -  5141 Warrensville Center Road, Cleveland

Labarberia Institute of Hair -1633 Golden Gate Plaza, Mayfield Heights

FrontLine Service

Main Clinic - 1744 Payne Avenue, Cleveland

Cleveland UMADAOP

1215 East 79th Street, Cleveland

Would you like to become a distribution site in Cuyahoga County? Email


Why should I test my drugs?

Can you tell the difference? 

You can't, and you won't until it's too late.

Please, just test it.

How do I get help?

24-Hour Mental Health & Addiction Crisis Hotline (Cuyahoga County): 216-623-6888
Crisis Text Line: Text '4hope' to 741741
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