The opioid crisis is the largest public health crisis the United States has ever faced. Often, people who can’t get the prescriptions for painkillers they need will turn to street drugs. Other times, people will try opioids out of curiosity. Sometimes, Fentanyl is often mixed into other drugs as a filler in order to boost the high. Because it is fifty times stronger than heroin, it can be easy to become addicted to this synthetic drug.
Regardless of how your problems started, we want to help you end them. At Recovery Unplugged, we won’t judge you for your past. Our goal is to help you build a brighter future without the need for drugs. If you or someone you love is abusing Fentanyl, it’s just a matter of time before you become another statistic. Don’t let yourself become one of the thousands who became a victim to overdose. There’s hope for a life in recovery.
A POTENT AND DEADLY SYNTHETIC OPIOID
By now, almost every American is familiar with the impact that opioid addiction has had all over the country. 2014 was the first of many years that set records for opioid-related deaths, which have increased every year since. The crisis has touched numerous families over the course of the years. Nowadays, it’s hard to find someone who has not been touched or impacted by this disease. One of the biggest factors that has increased these opioid deaths is powerful synthetic drugs like Fentanyl.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the death rate of synthetic opioids increased in 2014-2015. Credit for this 72 percent increase can be given to drugs like Tramadol and Fentanyl. Although some Fentanyl is regulated, this synthetic drug is over made on the streets as well. Synthetic drugs are often a mix of different chemicals that vary from batch-to-batch. Because synthetic opioids are often stronger than pure heroin, they are the leading cause of opioid-related deaths in the country.
We’ve all heard the stories of Fentanyl addiction, and how they always end. Mac Miller, Prince, and Tom Petty are just a few who have passed from Fentanyl abuse. While this drug may be strong, we believe that you can be stronger. Don’t become another victim of synthetic drugs like Fentanyl. While it might be hard, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible to leave your addiction in the dust.
SIGNS OF FENTANYL ADDICTION
Often, abuse turns into addiction when the body begins relying on the drugs. With opioids, the body begins depending on them to give it pleasure and other chemicals. The brain stops producing endorphins and dopamine that it gets from the drugs, which ends in painful withdrawal symptoms.
Using drugs for long periods of time often end with the user’s body and brain changed in many ways. That’s why it’s so hard for the mind and body to adjust to living without strong drugs like Fentanyl. Symptoms of Fentanyl addiction will often be the same as other types of opioids, if not worse. However, they may occur quicker due to the strength of the drug. Some of the more common signs of Fentanyl addiction include:
- Severe Joint and Muscle Pain
- Extreme Changes in Mood
- Flu-Like Symptoms
- Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea
- Constant Preoccupation with Fentanyl
- Hallucinations and Sleep Disorder
While they aren’t deadly, withdrawals can be gut-wrenching. The hard truth is that most stories of Fentanyl withdrawal are far from pleasant. Many people who try detoxing or stopping their abuse on their own end up relapsing. That’s why we never recommend that anyone detoxes by themselves. Detoxing at home can be risky and can actually end up making your addiction to this drug worse. We always recommend detoxing in a safe, medical environment.
If you or a loved one is suffering from any symptoms related to Fentanyl abuse, get help now. You don’t have to continue suffering from a constant cycle of Fentanyl abuse and withdrawal. At Recovery Unplugged, we can help you lay the groundwork for a future in recovery. Reach out to get the treatment you need for your Fentanyl addiction today.
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TREATING FENTANYL ADDICTION
Like all other opioids, fentanyl addiction is an addiction that requires clinical intervention. The longer you wait, the worse the withdrawal and detox will feel. This intervention should include medically-supervised detox and withdrawal management with rehab focused on helping clients cope in the future. It’s important that patients receive medical detox as they’re getting clean from Fentanyl. Because Fentanyl withdrawal can be so unpleasant, many people trying to detox without help will relapse. This creates a constant cycle that often strengthens the addiction more than breaks it.
Because of this, detoxing from Fentanyl addiction is a very real medical issue that needs special care. At Recovery Unplugged, music is central to every part of our treatment. It’s present in every stage of our program, from detox to outpatient care. We do what we like to call “music-assisted treatment.” With musical treatments, we help our clients get to the root emotions that keep them from getting clean. At Recovery Unplugged, we believe that music is our medicine. We want it to be yours too.
Rehab should include one-on-one sessions, therapy, group sessions, and other therapies to give clients a well-rounded recovery experience. At Recovery Unplugged, we do all of these and more with the healing help of music. Because music speaks to our hearts and souls, it connects clients with emotions they’ve been numbing with drugs. With music, those suffering from Fentanyl addiction can find a voice for themselves and the power to stop. Recovery Unplugged offers quality music-based addiction treatment. Let us share our music with you. Get connected with our community today.