How do I test my drugs?

Click here to view instructions in Spanish.

Step 1

Add 10 drops of water to drug residue and mix.

Hold blue end of test strip and dip white end in water for 15 seconds. Don't go over the wavy lines.

Step 2
Step 3

Lay it down and result will appear in 2 minutes or less.

How do I read my results?

1 red line = positive - Means your drugs have fentanyl in them.

2 red lines means it is less likely to contain fentanyl, but please proceed with caution because it might 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 and Thrive Peer Support/Homeless Hookup CLE in Cuyahoga County. Click here for info.

  • Go Slow! Start by using a little bit and wait to see how strong it is. If it feels off, be careful — consider not using it or taking less.

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 from 9 am to 4 pm

Project DAWN Mobile Unit

RV parked at 3370 West 25th St. M-F from 10 am to 2 pm

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

Project White Butterfly 

(216) 727-8725

Thrive Peer Support 

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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