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Treating a Fentanyl Addiction

Palm Partners Recovery Center is here to assist you or your loved one with treating a fentanyl addiction. Our treatment program focuses on the mind, body, and spirit in beautiful surroundings that provide a sense of calm and hope for the future. Our drug rehab facility is experienced, caring, and attentive to the needs of each patient who comes to us for help.

We focus on the individual and help them gain the tools they need to break the cycle of addiction and return to a normal life once again. Our center has successfully treated many people who suffer from an addiction to fentanyl. Let us help.

What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is an extremely potent narcotic that is classified as an opioid. It is a synthetic drug, manufactured in a lab and typically reserved for those who are suffering from serious pain, such as recovery from a surgical procedure or those suffering from cancer. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the drug is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine.

Because fentanyl is manufactured, it is typically far cheaper for those who make, buy, and sell drugs to work with as opposed to heroin. With a high demand for opioids on the streets, this drug is turning up more and more often—both mixed with other drugs and on its own.

What is Fentanyl Abuse?

Because fentanyl is such a strong drug, it can be an extraordinarily dangerous substance when abused. It is also highly addictive. Fentanyl has increasingly been found in heroin, as it has become a popular way to cut the drug without reducing its potency. This has increased the danger level for heroin users and resulted in more widespread fatalities.

Because of the extreme potency of this drug, the potential for addiction is extremely high, but so is the risk of overdose. Much smaller amounts are needed to have the same effect as other opioid drugs, but the way this drug works makes that a danger to the user.

Fentanyl binds to opioid receptors in the brain, just like heroin and other related drugs. Although the binding of the drug to these receptors causes a high for the user, it also lowers respiration. When too much of the drug is taken, the person can stop breathing completely, potentially leading to death.

Fentanyl Addiction Treatment

The risks associated with fentanyl addiction are very high, so getting treatment is imperative. At Palm Partners Recovery Center, we take drug rehab very seriously, providing education, support, and therapy for patients so they can free themselves of the cycle of drug addiction. From a medical detox program to a structured treatment approach, we offer hope in a setting where patients can focus on themselves and their recoveries. Contact us today to speak with an addiction treatment expert about fentanyl addiction treatment and recovery.

 

Sources:

https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/news/20180501/fentanyl-what-you-should-know

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a605043.html

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/fentanyl

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2016/04/09/why-fentanyl-is-so-much-more-deadly-than-heroin/#11c539107f6a

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