Fentanyl is a powerful opioid synthetic drug. Typically used to treat patients with severe pain, fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. As a result, fentanyl presents a high risk of abuse, dependency, and addiction. As a result, many people who use fentanyl also experience severe fentanyl withdrawal symptoms.
Fentanyl’s high risk for abuse, dependency, and addiction combined with the fact that it’s technically an opioid drug, makes it a huge factor in the current opioid epidemic. Fentanyl also plays a role in the increase of overdose deaths in the past few years.
Individuals who struggle with fentanyl addiction require medical detox and therapeutic rehab services. When seeking fentanyl addiction treatment, consider Florida Center for Recovery (FCR). Drug Detox in Florida.
A trusted leader in addiction and mental health services since 2002, we here at FCR provide our fentanyl-addicted patients with all-inclusive fentanyl detox and inpatient rehab that will help them overcome their fentanyl withdrawal symptoms. To participate in one of our detox and/or rehabilitation programs, you must be 18 years of age or older.
Types of Fentanyl
There are different types of fentanyl. The different types of fentanyl usually come in different forms. For example, some fentanyl can come in a liquid form while others may come in a solid form. Although fentanyl is often abused by people, doctors often give patients who are suffering from moderate to severe pain the following forms of fentanyl.
Actiq is a form of fentanyl that comes attached to a stick. People that use and abuse Actiq fentanyl place the stick with it on it under their tongues to consume it. Some people use Actiq in addition to pain medications to relieve themselves of pain and suffering.
Duragesic is a form of fentanyl that comes in a patch. This form of fentanyl was developed in the 1990s. Doctors sometimes prescribe this form of fentanyl to help relieve people of moderate to severe pain.
Sublimaze is an injectable form of fentanyl. This form of fentanyl is very potent. Thus, doctors only prescribe this form of fentanyl to patients in extreme cases of pain. For example, people that have just gone through surgery may receive Sublimaze.
Subsys is fentanyl that comes in spray form. When used for medical purposes, doctors will spray this form of fentanyl under the tongues of patients to help relieve them of pain. One can feel the effects of the Subsys form of fentanyl immediately after use.
Abstral is fentanyl that comes in pill form. Once again, when used medically, doctors will place this form of fentanyl under the tongues of patients. This form of fentanyl is very strong. Thus, only those that already have a tolerance for opioids use this form of fentanyl. Cancer patients also tend to use this form of fentanyl.
Lazanda is fentanyl that comes in the form of a nasal spray. This is also a form of fentanyl that cancer patients commonly use.
Effects of Fentanyl Use
Because fentanyl is an opioid, it works by binding itself to the opioid receptors in the human brain. Many of these opioid receptors affect the way a person feels pain or pleasure. As a result, people that use fentanyl for extended periods of time may alter their ability to feel pleasure at all. In fact, many fentanyl addicts can no longer feel pleasure without the use of fentanyl.
This lack of ability to feel pleasure without the use of fentanyl along with the fear of experiencing fentanyl withdrawal symptoms keeps addicts hooked to the substance. Once a person uses fentanyl for an extended period of time, a litany of other short and long-term side effects start to take place.
Short-Term Side Effects of Fentanyl Use
Although immediate in their appearance, short-term effects of fentanyl use can be severe. Some of the short-term effects of fentanyl use include the following:
- Lack of sleep
- Feeling cold
- Loss of appetite
- Redness in the skin
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Constipation and other bowel issues
Long-Term Side Effects of Fentanyl Use
Once a person has been using fentanyl for an extended period of time and is likely addicted to the substance, certain long-term side effects often take place. The most common long-term side effects of fentanyl use include the following:
- Lack of energy
- Low blood pressure
- High blood pressure
- Back and muscle aches
- Long-term abdomen pain
- Severe problems breathing
Fentanyl Detox in Florida: Safe and Comfortable
If there are two words to describe fentanyl detox at Florida Center for Recovery, it’s safe and comfortable. This is partly due to the fact that our fentanyl detox team is comprised of experienced and highly-qualified physicians, psychiatrists, and nursing professionals. Furthermore, our medical personnel is available 24/7 to ensure the safety and comfort of our patients as they experience fentanyl withdrawal symptoms.
Safety of Fentanyl Detox
Each patient that attends fentanyl detox at FCR follows individualized detox protocols that are carefully monitored and tailored to address his or her fentanyl withdrawal symptoms. By continuously monitoring our patients and having them follow detox protocols, the Florida Center for Recovery detox team is ensuring that each and every FCR patient is safe at all times.
To further ensure their safety, Florida Center for Recovery detox patients engage in biofeedback sessions. Biofeedback sessions are periods of time in which medical professionals attach electrical sensors to different parts of the bodies of patients to get detailed and accurate data and information on the physical conditions of these patients throughout the detox process.
By utilizing biofeedback sessions, the FCR medical detox staff can make sure that the fentanyl withdrawal symptoms of patients never get too out of hand. Using biofeedback sessions also allows the FCR medical detox staff to monitor the effects that the medications and therapy practices that the patients are using are having on the physical health of the patients in current time.
Comfortability of Fentanyl in Detox
To make the detox experience more comfortable, the Florida Center for Recovery medical detox staff teach their patients relaxation techniques that they can practice during the detox process. An example of a relaxation technique that FCR teaches its detox patients is deep-breathing. Through the practice of deep-breathing, our patients can reduce their stress, restlessness, and anxiety.
Relaxation techniques can also help detox patients better understand themselves emotionally. By understanding one’s own emotions, a person can take charge of his or her emotional reactions.
Such a skill is very helpful when suffering through fentanyl withdrawal symptoms during detox. Practicing relaxation techniques can also help recovering individuals re-establish the balance and awareness amongst their bodies, minds, and spirits.
Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms
Due to how addictive fentanyl is, the fentanyl withdrawal symptoms that people will experience after minimizing or discontinuing their use of the drug are intense. In fact, it’s often the severity of such fentanyl withdrawal symptoms that causes people that have been taking fentanyl to start abusing the substance to begin with. For those that already have an addiction to fentanyl, the fear of experiencing fentanyl withdrawal symptoms often causes them to continue abusing the drug.
Common fentanyl withdrawal symptoms include:
- Blurry eyesight
- Extreme irritability
- Desire to itch oneself
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Urinary constipation
- Issues breathing
Why You Should Attend Fentanyl Rehab at Florida Center for Recovery
There are many benefits to attending fentanyl addiction treatment at Florida Center for Recovery. For one, the FCR fentanyl rehab center is accredited and certified by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission sets the standard for delivery of safe and effective care. Thus, you can rest assured that you’re receiving highly safe and effective care while attending fentanyl rehab at Florida Center for Recovery.
Another benefit of attending fentanyl rehab at Florida Center for Recovery is that our addiction treatment programs are tailored specifically to each patient. This is due to the fact that FCR uses a plethora of Western therapies, psychotherapies, bio-medical care, and Eastern holistic complementary therapies.
Such Eastern holistic complementary therapies include Biosound Therapy, yoga, meditation, and even light bodywork exercises. By utilizing so many different therapeutic practices, Florida Center for Recovery patients can establish a combination of therapeutic practices within their addiction program that best suits their individual needs.
Receive the Highest-Quality Detox and Addiction Treatment Services Here at Florida Center for Recovery
Florida Center for Recovery is a nationally renowned addiction treatment center. This is partly due to the fact that all of our alcohol and drug rehab programs are created from the most comprehensive models of addiction treatment in the country.
High-Quality Methods of Addiction Treatment
Our addiction treatment center is also respected because we produce results. This is due to the fact that we utilize the best traditional, holistic, and alternative addiction therapy practices at our treatment center. We even make use of 12-step program approaches to addiction, along with some non-12 step program approaches.
By incorporating the best of every respected method of addiction treatment, we’ve created detox and addiction treatment programs that will help patients maintain their sobriety long-term. We’ve also created detox and addiction treatment programs that treat every aspect of our patients’ minds, bodies, and spirits.
Something else that sets Florida Center for Recover apart from other rehab facilities is the fact that we offer daily therapies with leading therapists and medical professionals. This is unlike most addiction treatment facilities that only offer therapy on a weekly basis. By offering therapy on a daily basis, we’re only opening the door to deeper therapeutic relationships and self-discoveries.
There are few environments that are as best suited for healing as the one surrounding the FCR rehab facility. For one, when attending addiction treatment here at Florida Center for Recovery, you get to stay in our beautiful 12-acre rehab center along the Treasure Coast of Florida. You also get to take part in the recreational and holistic sports activities that are available on our campus-like facility. Thus, in-between attending detox and addiction treatment at FCR, you get to essentially live in paradise.
To learn more about Florida Center for Recovery and the various detox, addiction treatment, and therapy services that we offer, feel free to contact us anytime. Also feel free to contact us for more information on our fentanyl rehab program and how to overcome fentanyl withdrawal symptoms.