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Fentanyl Addiction Treatment

A guide to fentanyl addiction and its treatment. Read more about how to break free from the pain of addiction and/or help a loved one recover. More here.

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Understanding Addiction

There is an old saying that goes: “If you think you’ve got a problem, you probably do!”

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This is especially true of addiction. And even more possible with a strong opioid like Fentany. So, if you suspect that you are addicted to Fentanyl, then you probably are. And it is a good time to consider looking for treatment. In case you have doubts about your situation, you can ask the following questions:

  • Do I lose control over my behavior when it comes to Fentanyl?
  • Do my habits dominate my thoughts and negatively influence my behavior?
  • Do I quit Fentanyl but cannot stay quit?
  • Are my finances, family, or health negatively impacted because of Fentanyl?

If the answer to these questions are YES, then Call 1-877-560-6372 for guidance on further treatment steps. Fentanyl addiction is a medical condition and can be treated medically.

How does Fentanyl affect the brain?

Fentanyl acts like other opioid drugs such as heroin and morphine. Fentanyl binds to opioid receptors in the brain that control pain and emotions. This way, it drives up dopamine levels in the brain’s reward areas, producing a state of euphoria and relaxation. But with the high comes possibility of addiction. And because Fentanyl is highly effective, it can also be highly addictive.

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Success ultimately depends on your willingness to change. If you actively work to get better – you will! Fentanyl addiction can be difficult to overcome, but winning this struggle with persistence and medical support is possible.

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Getting the Best Fentanyl Treatment

Each person has a different experience with addiction. Some people recover more quickly and others need more time or effort to overcome their drug compulsion. When you call us at 1-877-795-1242, we’ll listen to your story. Our trained staff are ready to talk with you in a non-judgmental way. We understand addiction and know what works.

The uniqueness of each person’s life situations demands individualized programs. Having different options to choose from can help you find the best treatment combination. Review the following differences between various types of therapies.

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient treatment

Inpatient treatment is held in safe and structured environments in which addicts are removed from stressful circumstances that provoke the urge to use. Inpatient programs for Fentanyl addiction are most often recommended because they can shelter you from daily stressors or emotionally and physically painful experiences.

Moreover, inpatient facilities are 100% live-in settings. They provide addicts with intensive care and are ideal for people who have failed to quit Fentanyl on their own. Most often, those who have attempted outpatient programs for Fentanyl addiction but failed to maintain sober require residential care. Call Call 1-877-560-6372 and start working on your sobriety TODAY!

30-60- 90 days treatment programs

Two things determine the length of an addiction residential stay:

  • How long you were abusing Fentanyl?
  • What is the severity of your Fentanyl addiction?

Usually these treatment programs differ by the set of services included.

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Short term (30 DAYS) addiction programs focus of clearing your mind and body from Fentanyl addiction which is achieved after detox, individual/ group counseling and continuing care planning.

Extended (60 DAYS) addiction programs include the same services. The only difference is that addicts have the chance to spend more time in a sober environment.

Long term (90 DAYS) addiction programs are highly recommended for those with severe addiction issues or those who have relapsed many times. The services of these treatment programs are the same as during 30 and 60 DAY stay, only with these programs addicts have more time to spend dealing with all the issues revolving around their addiction.

Besides detox and psychological counseling, high-quality residential treatments provide the following therapies:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) offers a practical approach to problem-solving. With the help of these techniques you’ll learn how to change your negative thinking patterns.
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) includes counseling sessions and working on ways to change issues such as ambivalence, denial of addiction, and resistance for treatment. This brief intervention is oriented towards motivating addicts to make changes in their mindset and lifestyle.
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment for those two co-occurring addiction disorders. Individuals with dual diagnosis experience symptoms of mental health disorder such as: anxiety attacks, depression, delusional behavior or mood swings. Each illness requires its own treatment plan.

Inpatient addiction treatment offers many opportunities and various treatment programs and approaches. Call 1-877-795-1242 and we’ll answer all your questions about treatment.

What Is Stopping You From Entering Treatment?

#1 Financial Worries

It is common to worry about financial obligations to pay for a costly rehab stay. You can put your fears to rest. There are many ways to cover the cost of rehab.

First, consider private health insurance coverage. Call 1-877-795-1242 to find out whether your health insurance provides full or partial coverage for your addiction treatment. You can also shop for affordable health insurance and compare prices on www.healthcare.gov. Medicaid or Medicare may also cover the cost of substance abuse treatment to all addicted individuals who qualify. Further, Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are designed to help you treat addiction with additional resources, such as counseling or treatment referral.

You might also consider setting up a payment plan directly with a rehab. A payment plan allows you to pay for treatment gradually. Your savings account or 401(k) may also help you finance rehab. If you have a savings account, a credit card, or a retirement fund you may want to consider using one of those to finance your treatment. Or you could borrow money from family or friends to pay for treatment and pay them back once you get back on your feet.

#2 Taking Time Off Work

Legally, you can keep your job while in  rehab because the following law regulations protect your employment status.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects all employees from discrimination on the basis of disability.
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) enables employees to use up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year, but keep their health benefits. You can use these 12 weeks to get into an addiction treatment program.

#3 Family Responsibilities

It is natural to worry about dependent children, a spouse, or your parents when you are in rehab. So, look to a partner, family, or closest friends to help with your children and home responsibilities while you are away. Additionally, some residential facilities allow you to take your children with you.

When struggling with Fentanyl addicton, treatment should be your number one priority. Ignoring an addiction problem may cost you your health, relationship, job, and – sometimes – your life. Call 1-877-795-1242 and get help TODAY!

The First Step of Recovery From Fentanyl

They say each accomplishment starts with a decision to try. Recovery starts once you decide you want to end the repeated cycle of drug abuse and engage in treatment.

Addiction recovery programs must suit the individual needs of each person. This is why treatment centers spend so much time during assessment and evaluation – to gather as much information as they can and tailor the best treatment plan. Fentanyl addiction programs usually follow the standard treatment protocol. The steps of addiction treatment are:

1. Intake

During the first phase of rehab, medical staff request an interview to determine the course of treatment. They want to identify the level and severity of your addiction. During this phase, expect to be asked about the following:

  • previous history of drug abuse
  • family history of drug addiction
  • how much and for how long you use
  • co-existing mental health issues

2. Detox

This stage of rehab is designed to remove all traces of Fentanyl from your body. Doctors may prescribe you medicines like  buprenorphine to ease the intensity of withdrawal symptoms. Maintenance medication therapy during Fentanyl detox may also include: Bunavail, Suboxone, and Zubsolv.

3. Individual and group therapy

Individual and group therapy aim to help addicts achieve best treatment outcomes. These two approaches аrе complementаry. Effective treatment plans incorporate both approaches from the early stages of recovery through aftercare and beyond. Individual therapy consists of one-on-one sessions with a therapist while group therapy includes: support groups, educational sessions and cognitive behavioral group therapy.

4. Aftercare

Aftercare continues treatment when a person finishes his/her rehab program. These services include counseling and ongoing therapy or sober housing. The purpose of aftercare is to help addicts maintain their sobriety during transition back into life.

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Treating Fentanyl Addiction

Fentanyl causes a variety of changes in the way your brain and body functions. This powerful synthetic opioid reaches you brain fast, stimulating large amounts of dopamine. When dopamine is released in such high amounts, it produces a false feeling of pleasure. Many (ab)users get hooked to this particular side effect of Fentanyl and continue to abuse it in order to avoid pain and discontent.

But many people overdose on Fentanyl and others end up in emergency rooms as a consequence of self-administration. Since this drug creates dependence very quickly, it is highly recommended for those addicted to Fentanyl to enter a treatment program and resolve the physical and psychological issues of their addiction with the intervention of medical experts.

The initial period of Fentanyl addiction treatment can be accompanied by intense and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms such as:

  • chills
  • muscle pain
  • restlessness
  • runny nose
  • stomach cramps
  • sweating

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Fentanyl withdrawal is also accompanied by depression and difficulties feeling pleasure because of the sudden decrease in dopamine. Addicts experience strong cravings due to physical dependence. Because withdrawal symptoms can be quite uncomfortable it is NOT recommended that Fentanyl withdrawal to be done at home or without medical monitoring.

Finally, detox can vary in severity. The severity of Fentanyl withdrawal is influenced by the:

  • duration of addiction
  • mixing with other substances
  • levels of tolerance
  • existence of cooccurring dissorders
  • Fentanyl half life

How To Help Someone With A Fentanyl Addiction

It is not always easy to know whether someone you love has an addiction problem and is in need of treatment. Often times, there are layers of denial from both sides. Social pressures such as shame or judgment can also get in the way.

But if you look deeper and pay a closer attention to behaviors, you’ll notice that addiction manifests through sudden changes in character, emotions and behavior. Plus, it makes people cheaters and liars.

Because addiction is a compulsive behavior beyond control, compassion and understanding are vital when approaching an addicted loved one.

According to William White, senior research consultant at Chestnut Health Systems there are 5 strategies for reaching someone in active recovery:

Strategy #1 Convey your feelings about your loved one drug use and your concerns about it’s effects on them as a person and on your relationship.

Strategy #2 Refuse to protect them from the consequences of their drug use.

Strategy #3 Convey the link between the growing problems in their life and their drug use.

Strategy #4 Help the person find resources for professional treatment and ongoing recovery.

Strategy #5 Provide continuity of contact, caring and support through the stages of addiction, recovery initiation, and the transition to stable recovery maintenance. Concentrate on continuity of care over time. Honestly communicate your concerns. Be willing to support recovery but refuse to cosponsor addiction. These are critical to really helping someone get better.

Fentanyl addiction can be successfully managed. Call 1-877-795-1242 to find the best treatment for your loved one.

Addiction is a disease influenced by multiple factors

Around 10% of all people who try drugs become addicted right away. Many wonder why this is so? Why did I get addicted to Fentanyl and others didn’t?

The answer is never simple.

Addiction is not a disorder caused by a single factor, but rather a complex mix of circumstances and influencers. However, we know this for sure. Addiction is medically defined as caused by:

“A combination of environmental and genetic factors influence the likelihood of addiction”.

Addiction has an inherited component and often times runs in families. That means that it can be passed down from parent to child by genes. Addiction studies explore which genes make people susceptible to addiction by testing various family systems. They begin by comparing DNA sequences of family members who are affected by addiction with those who are not.

But a person’s genetic makeup does not always mean she/he will inevitably become an addict. Environment plays a huge part in the formation of an addiction also. Environmental risk factors represent the characteristics in a person’s surroundings that increase the likelihood of addiction. Environmental influencers include influence from the:

  • community
  • family
  • circle of friends

The risk of addiction deepens with childhood trauma or unresolved psycho-emotional problems.

But you do not need to continue suffering alone! Call us at 1-877–795-1242 and reclaim your life today!

Reference Sources: NCBI: Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction
NIH: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
NIH: Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
SAMHSA: Treatments for Substance Use Disorders
NIDA: Fentanyl
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.

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