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Fentanyl Detox

fentanyl-detoxFentanyl is a powerful opioid medication that is 50 times more potent than pharmaceutical grade heroin. Known also as Sublimaze, Actiq and Durogesic, fentanyl is prescribed to treat severe pain such as that experienced after surgery. The medicine produces strong euphoric effects in users and causes the brain to release a rush of endorphins. Due to its highly addictive nature, fentanyl is only intended for short term use. Fentanyl detox is a difficult process that should only ever be attempted under strict medical supervision. Those attempting Fentanyl detox often experience severe withdrawal symptoms such as chills, sweats, insomnia, tremors and mental confusion and require constant monitoring to get through the initial withdrawal phase. Fentanyl comes in many different forms including pill, patch, lollipop and injection.

How Does Fentanyl Detox Work?

Detoxing from fentanyl involves gradually reducing a person’s intake of the drug to avoid shocking the system and to make the withdrawal process as easy as possible. Patients are prescribed anticonvulsants and anti-anxiety medications to make withdrawal symptoms more manageable. Some common withdrawal symptoms of fentanyl include:

  • Sneezing fits 
  • Shivering 
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle aches
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Nervousness
  • Weakness

Once the physical dependency on fentanyl has been broken, patients then attend intensive therapy sessions to deal with the psychological and emotional addiction. As fentanyl is a powerful opioid that produces strong feelings of euphoria, users often need time to get used to living without its effects.

Medications Used For Addiction Treatment

There are a number of medications that may be prescribed during a stay at an addiction treatment center that are designed to make the withdrawal process easier. Suboxone is often prescribed to treat opioid addiction as it blocks the pleasant effects of the drug such as feelings of euphoria and pain relief. Methadone is the most common prescription medicine used to treat opioid addiction as it greatly reduces withdrawal symptoms. Although methadone is itself an opioid medication, it does not produce the ‘high’ that other drugs such as fentanyl and heroin are known for. Medication is extremely important during Fentanyl detox as it makes the process much easier for the patient. Attempting to detox at home without medical supervision or prescription medicines is dangerous and greatly reduces the addict’s chances of completing treatment.

Different Types of Detox Programs

There are three different types of detox programs that addicts can choose from when seeking addiction treatment:

  •  Inpatient Treatment – Inpatient treatment, also known as residential treatment, requires the patient to live at a rehab center for a period of at least 30 days. Medical detox takes place under strict medical supervision, and patients are given intensive therapy sessions to break the psychological and emotional addiction to drugs and alcohol.
  •  Outpatient Treatment – Outpatient treatment requires a patient to attend a drug treatment facility for a number of hours during the day to receive therapy. Patients are free to return to their homes at night. This type of detox is only suitable for those with mild to moderate addictions as patients do not receive 24-hour care.
  •  Partial Hospitalization – Partial hospitalization programs offer the same type of intensive therapy as inpatient treatment but patients are able to sleep at home. Patients must attend the center every day including weekends and will spend the vast majority of each day receiving treatment.

Those undergoing fentanyl detox are advised to seek inpatient treatment for their addiction. Due to the highly addictive nature of fentanyl and its tendency to cause severe withdrawal symptoms, patients require a high level of care to safely withdraw from the drug and should receive behavioral therapy to deal with any psychological cravings.

Many studies have shown that those who seek professional treatment for their addictions stand a much better chance of beating their addiction and remaining sober once treatment has ended. If you would like help overcoming an addiction, then contact your nearest fentanyl rehab center today to discuss the best treatment plan for you.

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