If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction to Fentanyl, there is help available. In a traditional rehabilitation center, you are apt to find patients with a variety of addictions, but there are recovery centers that focus specifically on Fentanyl and other opiate addictions in which you can receive appropriate and focused care for your needs.
Similar to morphine, Fentanyl is 100 times more potent as an analgesic.
This Schedule II drug is usually used to treat breakthrough pain or severe short-term pain such as pain brought on by cancer that other pain medications can’t control. It isn’t typically prescribed for ongoing and general pain management.
Brand names for Fentanyl include Sublimaze, Actiq, and Duragesic. The drug is sold on the street under names such as dance fever, goodfella, China girl, TNT, tango or Apache, among others. If you know someone who is addicted to Fentanyl or if you’re suffering from this addiction yourself, don’t wait to act. Give us a call today at 1-888-319-2606 Who Answers? to start the recovery process.
Fentanyl is a powerful medication, making it a popular drug of abuse. As with other substances, Fentanyl has the risk of fatal overdose. Polydrug that includes Fentanyl is of particular concern. In 2006, the National Institute on Drug Abuse issued a warning that a combination of heroin or cocaine and Fentanyl, for example, could be deadly after dozens of people in metropolitan areas across the country overdosed on these drugs.
Because Fentanyl causes a severe physiological and psychological addiction , it can be extremely difficult to quit the habit without the proper treatment and support. The help of a Fentanyl rehab and recovery center significantly increases your chances of a successful withdrawal and a sustained recovery.
Finding a Treatment Center for You
There are a variety of Fentanyl recovery centers available. One particularly effective option is an inpatient Fentanyl rehabilitation program. In such programs, you will live at a center while having treatment and receiving round the clock support. Outpatient Fentanyl treatment programs are also available. These allow you to continue living in your own home. If you opt for an outpatient treatment program you will be guided through the detox program, but without the intensive support and monitoring found in an inpatient program. The major benefit of an outpatient center is that you can continue on with your everyday responsibilities while treating your addiction at the same time.
While many people feel that outpatient Fentanyl recovery programs are more convenient, inpatient centers provide more intensive and focused treatment. In an inpatient program, you will have the support of others who are experiencing the same struggles as you. You’ll also have more immediate access to therapists and doctors to address any immediate medical or support needs you have during the process. If you’re worried about issues of privacy or confidentiality, you can rest assured that except in the case of an emergency, your doctors cannot share any of your information with anyone without your permission.
Most Fentanyl recovery centers offering inpatient programs lasting 30 days, 60 days, or 90 days.
The length of programs, however, can be altered to fit your needs. If you feel that your situation necessitates a shorter or longer stay, the therapists and doctors at the center can work with you to find a solution. Everyone’s needs are individual. Detox, for example, varies in length and intensity between individuals. The amount of time it takes to get Fentanyl out of your system depends on how much of the medication is in your body. Typically, detox from Fentanyl takes from a few days to a week. Your healthcare staff will know how long the process will take based on your individual history. The remainder of your treatment time will be spent dealing with the root causes of your addiction to help you prevent relapse in the future.
When you check into an inpatient facility you will begin the detoxification process immediately. You may be given medicine that will help decrease your withdrawal symptoms and to ease the transition to sobriety. After detoxification is complete, you’ll be able to participate in rehabilitating activities such as individual, group and/or family therapy as well as education and relapse prevention planning. These modalities are an essential part of any Fentanyl recovery program since they allows you to address the causes of your addiction.
“Therapy is an essential part of any Fentanyl recovery program, as it allows you to treat the cause of your addiction.”
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 4.3 million people aged 12 or older reported currently using prescription pain relievers for non medical reasons.1 Since secrecy surrounds addiction, this is likely an underestimate. Addiction is shrouded in efforts to hide behaviors from others and addicts struggle in isolation, but you can choose a different path where effective support and help are yours for the asking. If you or someone you know is addicted to Fentanyl call 1-888-319-2606 Who Answers? today. You don’t have to deal with your addiction alone.
. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2015). Behavioral health trends in the United States: Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
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