Living with the pain of addiction can be debilitating. In order to recover, the body must fully detox from the drug. This process can bring with it a host of symptoms known as withdrawal. Duragesic, a potent opiate painkiller, has the potential to be highly addicting. It is the transdermal patch form of fentanyl and meant for the treatment of chronic pain. Many people begin taking the prescription medication, build a tolerance to it and begin to misuse or abuse it to feel its effects. Professional medical detox can help wean you safely from Duragesic and the Waismann Method offers such a program that also medically manages withdrawal. The fear of intense withdrawal symptoms doesn’t have to keep you from getting better. Our safe, humane program can eliminate most of the adverse symptoms to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery.

Duragesic Withdrawal Can Bring Intense Physical and Mental Symptoms

Withdrawal can set in shortly after use is abruptly stopped, sometimes even when use is gradually tapered. Depending on the length and severity of the addiction, Duragesic withdrawal can last weeks or months. Each patient experiences this process in a different way but the potency of Duragesic ensures it will not be pleasant, especially for long-term users and abusers. The addiction can be physical and psychological, producing withdrawal symptoms that affect both. Some patients who don’t realize they are addicted may feel symptoms develop and take a dose to make them go away. Strong drug cravings are one of the most common withdrawal symptoms. Others can include mood swings, tremors, hallucinations, delirium, runny nose, sneezing, chills, sleeplessness, anxiousness, yawning, restlessness, weakness, flu-like symptoms, depression, cramps, diarrhea, sweating, vomiting, muscle and bone pain, confusion, extreme irritability and muscle spasms. The gradual reduction of dose is recommended when trying to stop use of Duragesic. Trying to go “cold turkey” could be painful and lead to seizures and other complications.

Where to Get Help for Duragesic Addiction

The Waismann Method of rapid detox is a renowned treatment option that can minimize the severity – even eliminate – Duragesic withdrawal symptoms. With our in-hospital procedure, withdrawal is medically managed to maximize safety, comfort and results. Our addiction and recovery specialists work with board-certified doctors and anesthesiologists to tailor drug detox programs for each of our patients. We use intravenous medications to cleanse Duragesic from patients’ opiate receptors and this takes less than two hours. It’s performed while patients sleep lightly under deep sedation. Once they awaken, they have no conscious awareness of the withdrawal that took place during the procedure. Our highly successful and humane treatment can reverse prescription painkiller addiction quickly, getting you back on your feet sooner than other drug detox programs. And unlike some other facilities, the Waismann Method doesn’t believe in treating an opiate addiction with opiate replacement therapy. This ensures you will not have to deal with a second addiction and detox. Our Domus Retreat aftercare facility is available for those who want to extend their recovery.

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