Fentanyl Addiction

A synthetic opioid that’s 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine, fentanyl has led to tens of thousands of drug overdoses nationwide. Often prescribed by doctors for pain relief, fentanyl addiction can take hold very quickly. As it’s easier and cheaper to create than other opioids such as heroin, the nation is in the grip of a fentanyl epidemic. If you or someone you love has been abusing fentanyl, Arision can help you to detoxify safely, while developing an individualized treatment plan so you can develop the skills necessary to live your life how you want to. 

Physical Symptoms of Fentanyl Addiction 

Perhaps the most dangerous physical symptom of fentanyl, as well as other opioids, is called “respiratory depression.” That occurs when your lungs fail to sufficiently exchange carbon dioxide and oxygen. This can lead to any number of health complications, up to the point where your lungs could be depressed to the extent that you simply stop breathing. Other symptoms include: 

  • Confusion 
  • Nausea
  • Low blood pressure and heart rate 
  • Constipation 
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue 
  • Using more and more fentanyl to get high 
  • Inability to stop using 

Waiting until symptoms worsen to get help is not a good idea. The sooner you contact Arision, the sooner we can help you to lay your burden down. 

Behavioral Symptoms of Fentanyl Addiction 

Perhaps the most common sign of fentanyl addiction is that you’re using fentanyl in a way that your doctor never prescribed to you. As soon as you cross that threshold, using it in another way, another amount, for another reason than a medical professional recommended, getting help is crucial. Other behavioral signs include: 

  • Poor hygiene
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Getting more fentanyl prescriptions from other doctors 
  • Poor performance at work or school, or failing to attend 
  • Continuing to abuse fentanyl even after suffering negative consequences. 

Fentanyl withdrawal symptoms can be severe. If you’ve tried to stop and been unable to (or even to slow your use) we very well may be able to help. 

How Arision Can Help 

From the moment you arrive at Arision, we do everything we can to stop the cycle of fentanyl addiction. After a thorough medical examination, most begin the detox process. There, we’ll monitor you every step of the way, so that you can cleanse yourself of toxins in the safest, most comfortable way. 

Then, most who have been battling fentanyl addiction move to one of our outpatient programs. In both our IOP and PHP, patients receive an individualized treatment plan that’s crafted to meet their exact, specific needs. Through individual therapy, group therapy, education sessions, skill development and more, patients leave Arision empowered to continue their recovery journey. 

To start the process, message us through our site or call. 


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