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Fentanyl abuse has increased throughout the United States and it has become a mainstream drug during the current opioid epidemic. As a synthetic drug, it is stronger, more addictive, and more dangerous than other opioids. Atlantic Recovery Center is here for you if you need help with an addiction to Fentanyl.
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Fentanyl Use Statistics
- Overdose death rates have continued to rise since 2020, primarily because of fentanyl
- 75% of overdose drug deaths involved opioids
- Since 2017, there has been a rise in fentanyl-related overdoses in northeastern states like West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.
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What is Fentanyl?
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, arguably up to 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl is used as an analgesic which means it is a pain reliever. Under licensed medical supervision, it has legitimate medical uses. It can be prescribed to monitor pain after surgery or to treat chronic pain disorders.
In prescription form, you might see fentanyl listed under names like:
Fentanyl comes in:
- Pill form
- Oral sprays
- Nasal sprays
With a prescription for fentanyl, you are more likely to get it in the form of a tablet, a spray, or a patch. If you are receiving fentanyl while at a hospital for something like surgery, it might come in the form of an injection. In its illegal form, fentanyl is smoked or injected.
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Why is Fentanyl So Dangerous?
The DEA claims it is about 100 times stronger than heroin. Each time you use fentanyl in any form, it changes your brain structure and function. The longer you abuse fentanyl, the more changes are made and the more serious the risks of long-term damage. As you build a tolerance to fentanyl, you end up taking higher and higher doses more frequently. The higher doses and the higher frequency also increase the risk of long-term damage.
According to the DEA, illegal fentanyl smuggled into the United States gets mixed with other illicit drugs to increase its potency. It gets sold in the form of pills that look like legitimate prescriptions, powders, and nasal sprays. Mixing fentanyl with cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin is a low cost to drug dealers but increases the potency and the likelihood of an overdose.
One of the biggest dangers of fentanyl abuse is that the synthetic opioid builds up toxins in your body much faster than natural, poppy plant-derived opioids. This means using a lower dose of fentanyl brings with it a higher risk of overdose.
If you abuse other substances or use drugs recreationally, there is an increased risk of taking a pill without realizing it has fentanyl in it. This puts you at risk for an easier overdose because of the higher potency.
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What Are the Signs of Fentanyl Abuse?
Fentanyl addiction and the need for fentanyl addiction treatment can look different for everyone depending on their mental health, history of substance abuse, and physical health. However, some common signs of fentanyl abuse include the following:
- Euphoric and then suddenly depressed mood
- Taking more fentanyl than is prescribed
- Needing drugs more often to achieve the same effect
- An inability to function
- Nausea and vomiting
- Swollen hands or feet
- Problems concentrating
- Rapid heart rate
- Difficulty focusing
- Slowed breathing
If you are showing signs of abuse, we can help you start fentanyl addiction treatment in South Florida.
How Does Fentanyl Affect the Body?
Fentanyl binds to the opioid receptors in your brain. When it does this, it blocks pain perception, so you do not feel pain, and it gives you a high, so you feel more relaxed. Heroin, a similar compound, comes from the natural poppy plant, but fentanyl comes from a lab.
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With Atlantic Recovery Center, we understand how difficult it can be to overcome an addiction. Fentanyl addiction is even more difficult because of its potency. With our Florida opioid treatment program, you can start your recovery journey with medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
When you come to our fentanyl addiction treatment center in South Florida, you will work with our team members to go over your medical and mental health in order to develop a personalized plan. That plan will take into consideration previous experience with addiction, medical history, and physical health. In order to achieve your goals most effectively, you will have to start with sobriety, and that means detox. Detoxing from fentanyl requires medical supervision and FDA-approved medications.
After that, we curate a personalized fentanyl rehab program with treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). We offer quality treatment options that help you become more mindful of the way you think and act so that you can identify negative thought patterns that are inhibiting your mental health. You get to work with our team of professionals to develop healthier thought patterns with which to replace your harmful thoughts and actions.
We understand that addiction is a mental health disorder that affects individuals, their families, and their friends. That is why we help you better understand family dynamics. Family dynamics shape who you are and the behaviors you exhibit on a daily basis. Understanding that role and any genetic predispositions you might have to substance abuse can help you make the most out of other treatment therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy.
You can integrate several people from your family, those with whom you are most comfortable. This might not be a blood relative but rather someone who assumes the role of a close family member or friend. The more people you have to support you during your recovery, the higher your chances of long-term success.
That is also why group therapy is a big part of our South Florida fentanyl addiction treatment. Group therapy programs help you develop better communication skills, repair damage to your relationships, have people to hold you accountable, and learn coping skills that you might need in your recovery.
Combining individual and group therapies give you a well-rounded treatment approach and a higher chance of succeeding in your fentanyl addiction rehab program.
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