Powerful Synthetic Opioid 100 Times More Potent Than Morphine
What is Fentanyl?
Seeking professional help is recommended for fentanyl addiction treatment, as it can be a dangerous and potentially life-threatening addiction to overcome alone.
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic drug that has similarities to morphine but is 50-100 times more potent. It was first synthesized in 1959 and has been used in medical settings to treat severe pain, such as during surgery, childbirth, or other medical emergencies. Unfortunately, fentanyl has also become a drug of abuse due to its high potency and addictive potential, as well as its easy availability on the street.
Side Effects Of Fentanyl
Fentanyl has a wide array of side effects which vary depending on the strength and dosage of fentanyl taken. Common side effects include drowsiness, confusion, nausea, constipation, respiratory depression, seizures and coma.
Still Detox recognizes that medical detox is an effective and safe way to help individuals suffering from fentanyl addiction, and emphasizes the importance of proper assessment and monitoring by a qualified medical professional during the detoxification process to ensure the safety and comfort of those struggling with fentanyl addiction.
Signs Of Fentanyl Addiction
Fentanyl can have alarming effects on one’s body.
Firstly, it’s known to slow down, and in extreme cases, stop breathing.
Long Term Side Effects Of Fentanyl
Long-term fentanyl use can lead to a wide range of serious health risks. These include liver damage, kidney failure, heart problems, increased risk of stroke and physical dependence. It can also increase the risk of an accidental overdose as fentanyl tolerance builds up quickly.
What is Pink Fentanyl?
Pink fentanyl is an illicitly manufactured opioid drug that is made with fentanyl or related compounds. It is extremely potent, up to 10,000 times more powerful than morphine, and has been linked to deadly overdoses due to its high potency. Pink fentanyl can be found in street drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine, and it is often used to increase the potency of these drugs without being detected.
What are Fentanyl cut drugs?
Fentanyl-cut drugs, or “cut” drugs, are narcotics that have been altered to contain traces of fentanyl.
The most common “cut” drugs include;
Cocaine, Heroin, and Methamphetamines.
These drugs may be significantly more potent than their original forms as they can cause adverse effects that are more dangerous and unpredictable than those associated with using only the original drug. Fentanyl-cut drugs can lead to addiction, physical and psychological dependence, and even death when used in large doses.
Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms
Fentanyl, like most opioids, is a depressant that not only reduces heart rate and respiration while alleviating pain but also induces a sense of euphoria and drowsiness. It’s highly potent nature contributes to its addictive qualities. Even individuals who use prescription fentanyl under a doctor’s guidance may develop dependence, which manifests as withdrawal symptoms when the drug is discontinued.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the surge in fatalities from synthetic opioid overdoses can be primarily attributed to the prevalence of illicitly manufactured Fentanyl.
Signs Of Fentanyl Overdose
Learn the crucial signs of a fentanyl overdose to ensure timely detection and intervention during emergencies, which can potentially save lives.
Our Fentanyl detox program is followed by a comprehensive addiction recovery program that includes individual and group counseling, relapse prevention strategies, and continued support throughout the recovery process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fentanyl has a half-life of 4 to 24 hours depending on the individual’s metabolic rate. This means that fentanyl can stay in the body for up to 72 hours. This can vary depending on the amount and frequency of fentanyl used as well as an individual’s weight, age, gender and overall health. The only way to be sure how long fentanyl will remain in your system is to consult a medical professional.
The answer is no. Quitting Fentanyl cold turkey can be dangerous and even life-threatening due to the intense withdrawal symptoms that come with it. It is important to seek professional help and guidance when quitting Fentanyl.
At Still Detox, we emphasize that medical detox is the most effective approach for individuals battling opioid addiction to achieve sobriety. Our program provides a safe and proven path to sobriety while helping to manage withdrawal symptoms. However, it's crucial to remember that addiction recovery encompasses more than just physical detoxification. Our comprehensive approach to recovery includes mental health counseling and support groups, which are essential for long-term sobriety and preventing relapse.
Users may not know what they are ingesting when they purchase these drugs on the street and this lack of knowledge can lead to accidental overdoses and death if users don't have access to naloxone or other overdose prevention resources. Additionally, the presence of fentanyl in counterfeit pills or drugs sold on the street increases the risk of overdose due to its unpredictability. On top of this, severe skin-rotting infections can occur when these drugs are injected into the body.
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At Still Detox, we provide a safe path of proven sobriety and can help manage the withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting fentanyl. Tapering off opioids slowly, under medical supervision, is the safest way to quit using opioids like Fentanyl.
It is also important to remember that recovery from fentanyl addiction requires more than just physical detoxification and treatment. Our comprehensive recovery approach includes mental health counseling and support groups, essential components for maintaining long-term sobriety.
We develop customized treatment plans that are tailored to each client's unique needs, ensuring they are best positioned to achieve a successful recovery from addiction.
Our team comprises a skilled cohort of physicians, counselors, and nurses, among others. We possess the expertise to equip you with the necessary resources to overcome substance abuse and establish sustainable healing.
Still Detox is located in Boca Raton, FL in a quiet, peaceful, and relaxing location that will allow anyone the chance to get away and focus on their recovery.
Receiving the necessary treatment for addiction should not be limited by financial means, although it can pose a difficulty. For this reason, We have various self-pay and financing options available.
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Admission & Process
It All Starts With You
You will meet with our team of medical professionals, nurses, and mental health professionals to discuss your treatment preferences and needs.
Taking The First Step
Our admissions team will verify the insurance coverage and discuss payment options or financial assistance programs if necessary.
Upon arrival at the detox clinic, clients will undergo a comprehensive assessment, including a medical evaluation and a psychological assessment. This process helps the clinical team gather essential information to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
You will be guided through the detoxification process, which may involve medical assistance to safely and comfortably manage withdrawal symptoms. Still Detox medical staff will closely monitor your physical and emotional well-being during this stage.