Fentanyl withdrawal symptoms usually manifest rather quickly after abuse begins. The brain tricks the body into thinking it needs the drug to properly function and sets of physical and psychological alarms when use abruptly ceases. While each person’s fentanyl symptoms will differ depending on how long and how much they’ve been abusing the drug, some of the more common include:
While fentanyl withdrawal symptoms are often identical to those of other opioids, they can be far worse during the acute stages because of the potency and power of the drug. Users often become dependent on this drug in as little as a few cycles of use and experience withdrawal symptoms very early.
The approximate number of people who died from overdose of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in 2018
The rate at which fentanyl overdose deaths increased from 2017-2018
Fentanyl withdrawal should be treated through medically supervised detoxification (detox). The health risks and potential symptoms are far too severe for users to try and overcome on their own. Professional detox allows patients a discreet, safe and compassionate environment, and medical personnel that can intervene in the event of a medical emergency. Recovery Unplugged offers doctors and nurses on staff. Withdrawal occurs in three stages (early, acute and protracted) symptoms can last for months after clinical treatment. Many patients can use medications to help manage cravings and curtail lingering symptoms. We offer detox at our facilities in Lake Worth, FL; Austin, TX and Nashville, TN.
Symptoms usually begin to manifest, and can range from physical to psychological, including fever, muscle pain, irritability, cravings and paranoia.
Symptoms intensify and generally come to their peak. They often include more intense psychological symptoms like paranoia, anxiety, depression and others.
Symptoms generally start to taper, but they can linger for a few weeks after they’re at their worst. You generally start to feel more normal as brain chemistry is rebalanced.
Many fentanyl users make the mistake of thinking they can quit fentanyl and other opioids “cold-turkey” and wind up succumbing to the painful and sickening withdrawal symptoms and relapse. This cycle often discourages them from seeking help altogether and they wind up falling deeper into addiction. Recovery Unplugged is ready to help you or your loved one overcome the perils of fentanyl withdrawal treatment and move on with your life.
There’s no reason why substance use withdrawal has to get in the way of your recovery. Whether you or someone you care about needs fentanyl withdrawal treatment or any other type of medical care related to addiction, Recovery Unplugged is going to help you regain your strength, health, lucidity and independence. Call us today at (855) 754-7793 to start reclaiming your life from fentanyl withdrawal and addiction.