FENTANYL REHAB

Victory Bay Drug Guide

Fentanyl is an opioid that is most often used as a pain medication. It can be injected, worn as a patch, dissolved through the mouth, or sprayed through the nose and is sometimes used to treat patients with chronic pain who are physically tolerant to other opioids.

While it’s considered the synthetic cousin of heroin, it’s around 50 times more powerful than heroin. This makes fentanyl extremely dangerous and easy to accidentally overdose on. According to the New York Times, deaths due to fentanyl more than doubled from 2015 to 2016, killing more people than heroin, prescription opioids, cocaine, and meth.

Fentanyl Abuse

SYMPTOMS

A fentanyl high has a rapid onset and comes with a high risk for fentanyl addiction and dependence. When a person experiences a fentanyl high, they usually go through feelings such as:

  • Calmness and relaxation
  • An overall warming sensation
  • Reduced pain
  • A feeling of euphoria

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Dangers & Effects

Because of its potency, fentanyl is easy for most people to want to use more than once and its high can lead to fentanyl abuse. In addition to being extremely dangerous, fentanyl use comes with short-term and long-term side effects like:

Short-term effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Dizziness
  • Itching or sweating

Long-term effects include:

  • Respiratory issues
  • Low blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Increased risk of organ damage
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Delusions or hallucinations

Withdrawal

Like other opioids, fentanyl changes the chemistry in the brain and can cause users to develop a dependence on the drug. Because fentanyl is so dangerous, fentanyl withdrawal treatment is very important for abusers. Once they stop using the drug without professional help, users may experience:

  • Agitation
  • Tremors
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Fever and/or chills
  • Loss of appetite

MAT (Medical Assisted Treatment)

At Victory Bay, we can provide medical treatment in order to help you recover from fentanyl addiction. With professional help, those who rely on fentanyl can rebalance their body and eliminate the physical and psychological need for the drug. Some popular medications associated with fentanyl addiction treatment include:

  • Methadone
  • Suboxone
  • Vivitrol
  • Buprenorphine
  • Clonidine

Treatment Option

If you or someone you know is in need of help, don’t hesitate to contact our fentanyl addiction recovery center regarding rehab. We offer a variety of treatment levels and can tailor a program to the needs of each individual so that they can overcome their fentanyl addiction and live a long, healthy life. Our state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located and offers professional assistance from caregivers and medical staff members. We want you to recover successfully and enjoy the life you were meant to live. Call us today.

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