Discover The Different Ways That Fentanyl is Abused and the Available Treatment Options at Skyward Center
Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic opioid, up to 100 times stronger than morphine. Fentanyl is usually regarded as effective and safe when medical experts recommend it for treating chronic pain caused by an accident, surgery, or cancer. Fentanyl was first employed as an anesthetic as it provides rapid relief from pain in tiny doses, but its similarities to heroin make it highly addictive.
Fentanyl relieves pain and enhances pleasure feelings by binding to opioid receptors in the brain. It can quickly become habit-forming if used in excess of the recommended dosage due to its potent intoxicating effects. A residential rehab center is the safest place to get treatment for opioid addiction since these drugs are so potent that even a little amount may be fatal.
Skyward Treatment Center offers a secure and supportive environment for fentanyl detox and fentanyl addiction treatment. We help our clients safely wean off fentanyl while also exploring the root causes of their addiction and the most effective methods of moving forward with their recovery. We are here to assist you or a loved one through fentanyl addiction recovery.
Ways In Which Fentanyl Is Abused.
Fentanyl, in its pharmaceutical forms, is occasionally stolen and used for recreational or illegal purposes. This includes sublingual spray, transdermal fentanyl patches, and troche/lozenge/lollipops. Pharmaceutical fentanyl abusers may try to remove the medication from the patch and inject or orally eat it, while the lozenge and lollipop versions may be crushed or chewed to absorb the drug quickly, avoiding the intended extended-release mechanisms.
The majority of fentanyl supplied illegally is produced in clandestine labs although prescription fentanyl is abused at times and used for illicit use. Fentanyl is often sold as a powder, however, it may also be sprayed into the nose or dropped onto blotter paper.
How To Tell if Someone is Abusing Prescription Fentanyl.
There is a risk that a person who has been prescribed fentanyl may begin misusing it. The following behaviors characterize prescription fentanyl abuse:
- Requesting renewals of prescriptions before they expire.
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
- Obtaining several prescriptions for the drug from various physicians.
- Purchasing fentanyl from an unlawful source.
- Refusing to consider alternatives to opioid medication.
You Don’t Have to Walk This Path Alone!
Are you struggling with fentanyl addiction? Skyward Treatment Center is here for you. Our rehab facility is popular among Houston residents for its high-end addiction treatment services. Our staff can help you, or a loved one defeat fentanyl addiction. Medically aided treatment (MAT) and psychosocial therapy are the cornerstones of care for persons with opioid use disorder. Skyward’s residential treatment programs begin with a safe and relaxing drug detox in our luxurious facility. Our programs combine cutting-edge somatic healing approaches like horse therapy with evidence-based therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy to help you recover from drug use. Contact Skyward Center to find out how we can assist you or a loved one in overcoming fentanyl addiction.