Fentanyl Detox Treatment: First Step to Recovery

The Importance of A Medical Detox for Fentanyl Use

male therapist talks to struggling female patient in a fentanyl detox centerBreaking fentanyl addiction can be extremely difficult, even dangerous. That’s why choosing the right detoxification treatment is vital to a patient’s safety and the successful start of a recovery program. It should not be attempted at home! Our in-patient program includes:

  • Thorough physical, psychological, and social assessments
  • A customized treatment plan with IV-based medication therapy to safely treat withdrawal symptoms
  • Monitoring 24/7 with cardiac telemetry and video technology by nurses and technicians.
  • Attention to the patient’s overall comfort with upscale private rooms, HDTV, Wifi, and personal massage therapy.

Learn more about the Gallus Detox Method.

“My experience here at Gallus Detox has been nothing short of extraordinary. From the moment I walked in the door I was treated with the utmost kindness and compassion. The amount of comfort I experienced while detoxing off heroin surpassed all expectations…” – Read detox patient testimonials: what our patients say about their fear of withdrawal, how comfortable they felt with our medical detox, and how it changed their lives.

What Is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a potent pain killer used to relieve long-term or chronic pain (including cancer pain). It can also be used in intensive care units and operating rooms. Individuals whose pain can not be managed or reduced by less powerful medicines may eventually resort to fentanyl. In fact, this drug is at least 100 times more powerful than morphine. That’s why some drug dealers combine fentanyl with heroin, to compensate for low-quality heroin and increase its potency. Fentanyl is a controlled substance that requires a doctor’s prescription.

Here is how it works: fentanyl transdermal patch (medicated adhesive tape) releases Fentanyl into body fats. Subsequently, the body fats slowly discharge the drug into the bloodstream, allowing for long-lasting relief from pain. Physicians may administer Actiq fentanyl lollipop to some cancer patients suffering from acute pain. Actiq is a formulation of citrate that slowly dissolves into the mouth. Most of the time, the drug is orally ingested. It can also be inhaled, smoked, or injected, just like heroin.

The Dangers and Symptoms of Fentanyl Misuse

The effects of fentanyl last for a very short period of time, and regular users of it may develop addiction fairly quickly. Fentanyl misuse can turn deadly and the number of people dying from an overdose continues to rise.

Fentanyl is more potent than street heroin and can cause respiratory depression. Fentanyl’s major side effects include nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, confusion, sweating, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, depression, hallucinations, shortness of breath. In addition, Fentanyl use has been associated with an impairment of language ability.

If you or your loved one are suffering from Fentanyl misuse and need help, please call us at [Direct] to discuss whether our customized Fentanyl Drug Detox Treatment is the best program for you. Be assured we value your privacy and all your information is kept strictly confidential. Contact Gallus Alcohol and Drug Detox Centers today and take the first step toward recovery.