Fentanyl Addiction

If you or someone you care about is abusing fentanyl, it’s just a matter of time before you become one of the thousands who succumb to overdose. Call Recovery Unplugged now at 1 (800) 55-REHAB and choose life over death.

A Potent and Deadly Synthetic Opioid

By now, practically every American is familiar with the devastating impact that opioid addiction has had in all areas of the country. 2014 was the first of many record-setting years for opioid-related deaths, which have increased every year since. One of the factors that has been driving the increase in opioid deaths is the emergence of powerful synthetic varieties like Fentanyl. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the death rate of synthetic opioids other than methadone, which includes drugs such as tramadol and fentanyl, increased by over 72 percent from 2014 to 2015. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than pure heroin. Fentanyl addiction is becoming a leading cause of opioid-related deaths in the United States.

Signs of Fentanyl Addiction

Symptoms of fentanyl addiction will mirror those of other types of opioids like heroin and OxyContin; however, they may occur quicker due to the strength and potency 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

Fentanyl withdrawal can be a particularly harrowing ordeal. If you or a loved one is suffering from these or any other symptoms related to fentanyl abuse, seek professional help immediately.

Treating Fentanyl Addiction

Like all other types of opioids, fentanyl addiction is a time-sensitive matter that requires immediate and comprehensive clinical intervention. This includes medically supervised detoxification (detox) and withdrawal management along with rehab and behavior modification. It’s critical that patients receive expert medical detox as they’re getting clean from fentanyl. This is, by all, accounts, a legitimate medical issue that requires specialized assistance. Rehab should include individualized counseling, psychotherapy, group dynamics and supplemental therapies to offer a well-rounded recovery experience. Recovery Unplugged offers quality music-based addiction treatment.

Long-Term Effects of Fentanyl Addiction

Fentanyl addiction and abuse affects every aspect of a person’s life, from their overall health to their careers, to their relationships with their families. Although its status as a regulated and legal drug may make it seem like a comparatively benign substance, it is actually one of the most powerful and deadly opioids on the market. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get the help you need for fentanyl addiction. Call Recovery Unplugged today at 1 (800) 55-REHAB to embrace a sober tomorrow.

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