Addiction to fentanyl has become a nationwide crisis that impacts people from all walks of life. Whether a person loses control of their consumption of prescription fentanyl medications or illegally manufactured types, the damage is the same. Inner Voyage Recovery Center created a fentanyl rehab program that teaches people how to recover their physical and mental health. They learn to understand how to become sober and avoid the triggers that often lead to relapse.
Fentanyl is a drug classified as an opioid and is available in two forms. The first comes in the form of a prescription and is used to treat severe and chronic pain. Many people use it after surgery or when they have a debilitating disease like cancer in order to get pain relief that weaker drugs do not provide. The other type of fentanyl is a synthetic drug made and sold illegally. People use it for pain relief as well as recreationally.
As a member of the opioid family, fentanyl carries a serious risk of becoming addicted to it. Fentanyl is up to 50 times strong than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. While many people begin using fentanyl without worrying about becoming addicted, they can quickly develop a substance use disorder, and a dependence can develop. When this happens, if someone does not use fentanyl, fentanyl withdrawal happens. When either happens, they will need to attend a professional fentanyl rehab program.
Our fentanyl rehab employs several types of evidence-based medical and psychological practices as part of our treatment. This gives each person exposure to several ways of approaching recovery from addiction. Therapy choices we include as part of the schedule for learning to stay sober include:
We can also assist families in setting up an intervention to help a loved one make a commitment to attending treatment.
Someone who develops an addiction to fentanyl will exhibit signs and symptoms that indicate they have a problem. Some of the common signs include the following:
When someone takes fentanyl prescribed to them, they may experience side effects. Common ones include heartburn, stomach ache, gas, and drowsiness. Some people may experience weight loss, changes in their vision, and difficulty urinating. These types of side effects should be discussed with a doctor immediately.
For many, both legal prescription and synthetically produced fentanyl cause a sensation of being high. For someone seeking relief from intense pain or who uses it recreationally, this effect can cause them to take increased amounts. They want to achieve a continuous high or increase the euphoria they feel. Unfortunately, this often sets the person up to become addicted or overdose.
While the initial use of fentanyl may bring on pain relief and a sense of euphoria or being high, negative side effects often begin to happen soon. These can include physical problems such as slowed breathing, slow responses due to feeling sedated and losing consciousness. Overdosing on fentanyl can happen quickly and without the person realizing the danger they are in. When someone overdoses on an opioid drug like fentanyl, their breathing can become so slowed down that they fail to get enough oxygen to their brain. When this happens, they can develop lasting brain damage, slip into a coma, or die.
The CDC reports that in the 12-month period ending in January 2022, over 107,000 people died of a drug overdose. Of those, 67% of the deaths involved synthetic opioids like fentanyl. DEA Administrator Anne Milgram said, “Fentanyl is the single deadliest drug threat our nation has ever encountered.” Anyone who has become addicted to this dangerous drug needs to seek a top-level fentanyl rehab program in order to overcome their addiction.
Our fentanyl rehab program offers treatment for an array of substance use disorders in addition to mulitple levels of care. This includes addiction to other drugs like cocaine, heroin, stimulants, marijuana, alcohol, prescription drugs, and other opioids. We also treat dual diagnosis, which is the presence of both an addiction to drugs or alcohol and a mental health disorder. This includes mental illnesses such as PTSD, depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and more. With three different levels of care, our programs give clients the flexibility to attend treatment when it’s most convenient for their needs. These include:
Have you reached the point where you can no longer control your fentanyl intake and need professional help? Inner Voyage Recovery Center offers a highly effective fentanyl rehab program that helps people get to the heart of their addiction and overcome it. Our center features several levels of outpatient care customized to meet your unique treatment needs. Our staff of experienced clinicians teaches you to understand the nature of your addiction and avoid relapse once you complete our program.
Would you like to know more about how we can help you get off fentanyl and back to living the healthy life you deserve? Visit our admissions page now for more information.