Fentanyl Detox Treatment: First Step to Recovery

The Importance of A Medical Detox for Fentanyl Abuse

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 rehab and 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 enormous 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 snorted, smoked, or injected, just like heroin.

The Dangers and Symptoms of Fentanyl Abuse

The effects of Fentanyl last for a very short period of time, and regular users may develop addiction fairly quickly. Fentanyl abuse can turn deadly. Sadly, the number of people dying from an overdose continues to rise. This is a very disturbing trend that is raising alarm across the country. Some individuals who are trying to achieve a state of euphoria may apply multiple Fentanyl patches simultaneously. There are people who remove Fentanyl from the patch and ingest the three-day amount at once.

Due to the fact that Fentanyl is more potent than street heroin and tends to produce respiratory depression, it is considered more dangerous than heroin. 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. There are numerous reports suggesting that the drug may ultimately lead to respiratory depression. However, the exact reason for this condition remains unclear.

If you or your loved one are suffering from Fentanyl abuse and need help, please call us at 888.228.9114 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 towards rehab and recovery.