Depending on pain medication doesn’t make you an addict. It’s a routine part of ongoing therapy with opiates, for a number of people. People use Fentanyl, or a Fentanyl patch for an ongoing period to deal with serious pain or to break through cancer pain. The body becomes used to the medication. With tolerance comes higher dosages, as the body need more and more of the drug to produce the same effect over time. If a person stops taking Fentanyl abruptly, they will experience withdrawal symptoms. Physical Fentanyl dependency does not pose a problem if patients take the drug within the prescribed guidelines.
What is Fentanyl?
Fentanyl, a narcotic, is an extremely effective pain reliever. However, its potency can lead to habitual use or abuse. Physicians should prescribe Fentanyl only for patients already tolerant to opiates of a similar strength. A doctor should closely monitor all patients who are taking this medication to make sure the dosage is correct and that Fentanyl dependency doesn’t arise. Coming off Fentanyl should also be closely supervised. A doctor should closely monitor those who have become dependent. However, some people will require opiate detox to manage withdrawal and detox safely.
Once a Fentanyl Dependency Sets in, Withdrawal Symptoms May Include:
- Runny Nose
- Body aches
- Muscle spasms
Whether a person is suffering from a Fentanyl dependency or is battling a full-blown addiction, detox may be necessary. Detox can be an intense process. Choosing the right method is imperative for safe and successful, long-term opiate recovery.
The Waismann Method
The world-renowned Waismann Method Treatment offers a Fentanyl treatment program. Our rapid detox can quickly eliminate the physical dependency on opiates at the receptor sites. Patients sleep comfortably under sedation during the procedure. The anesthesia-assisted rapid detox is completed in less than two hours. Patients are treated in a private accredited hospital for a few days afterward. Once patients are physically stable, they transfer to Domus Retreat. This retreat offers aftercare for an additional 2 to 7 days to assist in addressing the physical regulation period and the emotional impact of the opiate dependency.
The aftercare program equips patients with coping tools so they can safely and quickly return to a healthy, productive life. You don’t have to suffer through withdrawal if you’re dependent upon Fentanyl and looking to detox. A proper treatment program can make all the difference in the world.