America is in the grips of an opioid crisis that is now being mirrored elsewhere in the world. One of the most commonly abused opioid-based drugs is fentanyl which is becoming one of the leading causes of drug-related deaths in the US. Opioids are particularly sinister substances because tolerance to them develops very quickly. However, the most dangerous aspect of opioids is the fact that a person can overdose on them the very first time they use them.
The first step on the road to recovery from drug addiction is detox. This is the process which starts when a person stops using fentanyl when they enter rehab. The majority of people who have become addicted to fentanyl will have already experienced withdrawal symptoms as it is a characteristic of addiction. Withdrawal syndrome is the result of a person suddenly stopping use of a substance their body has become dependent on or addicted to.
One of the main difficulties of detox for a person who has been abusing fentanyl is that it has negative effects physically and also psychologically. As a result, withdrawal from the drug can be complicated and due to the severity of some symptoms, medical supervision is always recommended. CASA Recovery offers comprehensive detox and rehab programs in Southern California and there are thousands of other rehab centers like us around the country treating fentanyl abuse.
Some of the withdrawal symptoms of fentanyl include:
- Anxiety, panic, and paranoia
- Sweating, agitation, and restlessness
- Aching muscles and bone pain
- Sleep disturbances and insomnia
- Lethargy and drowsiness
If you or a loved one needs help for issues with fentanyl or any other substance, contact CASA Recovery. We offer personalized treatment programs for alcohol and a number of substances in our center which is located in beautiful surroundings. Find the best environment for your journey to recovery from addiction at CASA Recovery in San Juan Capistrano, CA by reaching out to us in confidence today.