Fentanyl is not a drug anyone should be using. Unfortunately, there are far too many people who haven’t gotten that message. For anyone who doesn’t know, Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate, which experts claim has a potency that’s a hundred times higher than morphine. If that’s true, a user needs to be aware that using this drug long-term could be life-threatening. Both Fentanyl withdrawal and the drug’s side effects can create significant medical and psychological problems.
A Look At Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms
Many of us are quite aware of the opiate withdrawal symptoms. Given this drug’s potency, one must be very concerned about Fentanyl withdrawal. Here’s a list of the more severe Fentanyl withdrawal symptoms:
- Loss of motor coordination in the legs and arms
- Rapid mood changes, including anxiety, depression, and anger
- Abnormal thoughts and hallucinations
- Breathing problems and rapid heartbeat
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Severe muscle and digestive cramping
- Pounding in the ears and vision problems
Any one of these symptoms could cause significant physical problems. Any combination of multiple symptoms would warrant some damage. The onset of Fentanyl withdrawal will usually begin within a few hours of the user missing a dose. At first, the symptoms are mild. By the end of the first day, the worst of the symptoms will begin. One should expect to be dealing with these issues for the above symptoms for first few days of withdrawal. Even though the addict should start feeling better by the end of the first week, some symptoms could reappear over the new few weeks.
A Safe Detox Process
One would be hard-pressed to find a doctor who would recommend self-detoxing from Fentanyl. That is an incredibly dangerous way to stop using the drug. Instead, a Fentanyl addiction treatment program is a far better option. As for the detox process, that’s where Serenity House Detox can make a big difference.
At both our West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale facilities, we treat patients going through Fentanyl withdrawal. As a matter of fact, we treat these patients with extra care. Our job is to make sure all patients remain safe and comfortable as they go through a Fentanyl detox. We do this through a medically-monitored detox program.
As a patient moves through the detox process, our medical staff keeps a close eye on their progress. If anyone shows signs of pain and discomfort, our doctors are ready to prescribe certain medications to treat the patient’s issues. Furthermore, we could choose to place any patients with a deep-rooted addiction to Fentanyl or any other opiate into a medication assisted treatment program. We use this program to give patients plenty of time to ease through the withdrawal process.
At the end of the day, we want our patients to be healthy enough to move on to rehab and therapy. During therapy, they can learn more about their addiction and how to better cope with life experiences.
Start Recovery With Fentanyl Withdrawal At Serenity House Detox
At Serenity House Detox, we strive to be a big part of the addiction recovery process. When patients enter our facility, we place them in the appropriate detox program. We manage their care until their withdrawal symptoms and cravings subside. When our patients successfully finish their detox program, we send them on to therapy. We will make referrals to rehab facilities as well. Here’s a brief look at our detox services and programs:
- Substance-specific detox programs
- Individual and family therapy during detox
- Segregated programs for men and women
- A luxury detox center, well-equipped and comfortable
- Relapse prevention education
With your addiction to Fentanyl, you must realize you can’t continue down that path without significant risk to your well-being. We encourage you to get help with your addiction immediately. Serenity House Detox will help you get through Fentanyl withdrawal. You can ask for our help by calling one of our staff members at 866-294-5306. We can assure you this is one phone call you want to make.