Fentanyl addiction can be tough enough without adding the misery that addiction creates for individuals and their families. Opiate addiction is a big threat in this country, and more and more people are becoming addicted to prescription pain medication including Fentanyl. Even therapeutic use of Fentanyl can lead to addiction if you’re not careful.
Fentanyl addiction can spiral in a short period of time. It can quickly gain control of the user’s life and may become an obsession despite the damage it does to health, families and careers. But don’t despair. There are programs to help all who this problem affects.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate painkiller used to treat breakthrough cancer pain. This drug has a rapid-release quality and is quite potent. Fentanyl is meant to be taken by those already opiate tolerant. Most people use it correctly but some abuse it for the “high” it can cause, despite strong warnings on the label. Regardless of how addiction begins, everyone close to the person who’s addicted feels the impact and its consequences.
Signs Of Fentanyl Addiction Can Manifest In Appearance And Psychological Distress
What are the signs of Fentanyl Addiction?
If you believe someone you care about is suffering from Fentanyl Addiction, there are several physical and behavioral signs to look for:
- Excessive itching
- Slurred speech
- Not tending to personal hygiene
- Unexplained weight loss
- Pinpoint pupils
A person who goes into opiate withdrawal when the medication runs out may also be dependent or addicted. Signs of this include sweating, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, restlessness, weakness, muscle pain, agitation and twitching.
Physical signs of addiction may be easy to ignore because people often experience physical side effects from medication. The psychological aspect of addiction causes changes in behavior, thinking and emotional responses that clearly indicate something is wrong. Examples include: aggressive behavior/violent outbursts, frequent drama/ emotional crisis, neglect of self and loved ones, social isolation, stealing, unexplained behavior or absences.
Fentanyl Addiction and Families: Detox, Aftercare And Therapy Can Help Patients And Families Cope
If someone you care about is fighting Fentanyl addiction, you may feel helpless. Professional opiate detox can help but will require willpower from the patient and reinforcement from loved ones.
Waismann Method Treatment has successfully helped thousands of patients overcome opiate addiction for almost two decades. This rapid detox program quickly eliminates opiate dependency in a few days while the patient is under sedation in a private room of an accredited hospital. This treatment is thorough and has proven safe and effective for people from around the world.
Aftercare is offered at Domus Retreat to address emotional and psychological fallout from addiction. Families can benefit from therapy and support services to help them cope during this difficult time.
The very cornerstone of our program located only in Southern California, is compassion and respect. We respect our guests, their situation and their willingness to get well. Judgment, shame and guilt are never a part of our process. Unlike “anonymous” programs that tend to have rigid platforms, obligations and doctrines, Domus Retreat offers a judgment-free zone that focuses on compassion and understanding.
Additionally, our 6000-square-foot retreat, offers services and amenities unmatched by any rapid detox center in the country. In fact, Waismann treatment‘s recovery success is due, in large part, to the success of our Domus Retreat recovery care.
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