Fentanyl Addiction Treatment
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Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate pain reliever. It’s typically prescribed to patients for severe pain or injury or after a patient has undergone surgery. It works quickly to eliminate any pain in the body. Fentanyl can also be very addictive. Fentanyl is much more potent than heroin and 100x more potent than morphine.
Street names for straight or laced drugs include Apache, China Girl, China White, Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfella, Jackpot, Murder 8, TNT, and Tango and Cash.
Fentanyl sold on the street is mixed with heroin or cocaine, which amplifies its potency and potential dangers. It is the cause of high overdose spikes in several cities across the country. Unsuspecting consumers don’t realize that their drug of choice has been laced with fentanyl or don’t understand the dangers of mixing the drugs. It can be absorbed through the skin, so it is dangerous to those working with it in powder form, including law officers in collecting evidence. It’s so potent that an amount the size of three grains of sugar can be lethal.
Signs & Symptoms of Fentanyl Abuse:
Effect on a Fentanyl Addict
Like other opioid drugs, fentanyl works by binding to the body’s opioid receptors. These are found in areas of the brain that control pain and emotions. Even small doses of fentanyl can cause breathing to stop completely, leading to death. It can increase your risk for anoxic injury (damage due to significantly decreased oxygen in the body) and multiple organ system damages.
The high potency of fentanyl significantly increases the risk of overdose, especially if someone who uses drugs is unaware that a powder or pill contains fentanyl.
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Hope Counseling offers low cost online counseling and outpatient treatment for alcoholism and substance abuse. Our counseling service can be an ideal option if you have the motivation to get sober but can’t take leave from work, disrupt school attendance or step away from other responsibilities in order to stay at a residential treatment program. Hope Counseling Southeast works with clients to develop a personalized plan that outlines treatment goals. Different levels of outpatient services are available so that you can transition progressively from more frequent and intensive therapy to less intensive therapy as you show an ability to manage your own recovery with less clinical support.
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"NO WARRANTY" LEGAL NOTICE: While independent outcomes studies have shown very high recovery rates for indiviuals in our programs, we cannot guarantee recovery for any particular individual. Recovery and future abstinence from addicting substances and the effects that such substances may have on the individual or their life, actions, or their future are entirely dependent on the individual and how well they apply the principles we have taught them. We are an educational institution, and how the individual in our program learns from what they are taught and modeled here, is totally up to them. Individuals who stay the full term (until graduation) have much better long-term recovery from addicitons than those who do not.