Fentanyl is a drug that is classified in the Opioid class. It is often used for temporary pain and doesn’t have a long-lasting effect. Fentanyl can either be ingested or injected, but typically only injected when in a hospital setting. If being abused, addicts must be very aware of how much they are taking- the difference between a medical dose and a deadly dose is razor thin. That’s why rehabilitation from Fentanyl addiction is the decision between life and death.
There are many long-term effects of abusing Fentanyl. Some of these effects include possibility of overdose or death, increased risk for anoxic injury, multiple organ system damage, and damage to personal relationships. They can also exacerbate pre-existing health conditions like mood changes or depression induce by the addiction. Some long-term effects can be shortened dependent on when and if you detox from the drug, so rehabilitation from the addiction is key.
The withdrawal symptoms from Fentanyl are severe, and it’s not recommended to withdraw cold turkey. Withdrawal with proper care and supervision is recommended due to the strength of Fentanyl. Some symptoms of fentanyl withdrawal include stomach cramps, insomnia, respiratory problems, nausea, sweating, chills, backache, and more. It’s imperative to have a team of support around you when withdrawing.
Are you ready to kick your Fentanyl addiction and to get your life back? Visit us here at CASA Recovery in San Juan Capistrano. We have a helpful and knowledgeable staff that want to see you succeed past your addiction. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule your confidential consultation today.
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