If you are researching medical fentanyl detox centers for yourself or your loved one, it’s vital to first understand the substance itself, as well as what treatment options are available. So many people suffer from dependency that develops after regular or prolonged use of prescription painkillers. You may have started taking fentanyl when prescribed by your doctor to control pain. Suddenly, you feel you are abusing it and you are not able to stop on your own. Fentanyl addiction may be knocking on your door. Feelings of fear and shame are very common. In addition, you may experience confusion about why a doctor would prescribe such dangerous drug in the first place.
Fentanyl comes in many forms, from patches and pills to shots and lozenges. There’s even a spray, which doctors often prescribe for severe pain. It’s a conundrum because no one wants to be debilitated by chronic, moderate to severe pain. On the flip side, however, opiate-based painkillers are habit forming, and prolonged use or misue can lead to full-blown fentanyl addiction.
Fentanyl is a particularly potent prescription medication that physicians prescribe for breakthrough cancer pain when the patient is unresponsive to other opiates. Many people need this medication long term and will likely become physically dependent. Once physical dependence develops, it can lead to psychological dependence (addiction).
Signs of Fentanyl Addiction
Signs of fentanyl addiction can include:
- Difficulty finding pleasure in everyday life
- Taking larger doses of the drug
- Constant concern with obtaining and taking the drug
- Trying to find new resources or reason for obtaining more of the drug
Many fentanyl abusers begin researching treatment options after they have tried unsuccessfully to get off the drug on their own. The most difficult part is getting through the continuous pain of withdrawal symptoms on your own. Generally, the withdrawal syndrome becomes too much for people to bear and, frequently, they relapse. Hopefully, they seek professional treatment.
Fentanyl withdrawal symptoms include:
- Muscle pain
- Increased heart rate
- Elevated blood pressure
Waismann Fentanyl Detox Center Offers Hope for People from Around the World
Waismann Method® is renowned for its successful and humane fentanyl detox. Patients fly to our private, accredited hospital in Southern California from all around the world to be treated. Our quadruple board-certified medical director provides all fentanyl detoxification methods in the privacy of each patient’s own room.
Qualified staff offer constant medical monitoring from admission to discharge. Prior to any detox treatment, the medical team completes a thorough pre-examination to determine the best detox method for the patient’s individual medical, physiological and emotional needs.
Unlike some other fentanyl detox centers, Waismann Method® doesn’t treat patients in a clinic or surgical room and then send them home or to a hotel to recover. Patients are usually in the hospital for two to three days. Then, post-detox, staff transfer guests into our one-of-a-kind recovery center, Domus Retreat. There, they receive around-the-clock professional care for an additional two to seven days.
Waismann Detox™ Provides a Long-Term Solution for Fentanyl Addiction
Our medical fentanyl detoxification allows for a very comfortable and humane transition to a life free from opiates. Hospital staff monitor patients closely, watching for signs of discomfort or even potential complications. As a result, Waismann Method® is the one of the most recognized and respected rapid detox treatment centers in the world. We are one of the originators of the rapid detox process. Moreover, we offer the most advanced, safest and most thorough anesthesia-assisted detox available.
Not only do we offer complete opioid detox, but we include a few days at our recovery center, Domus Retreat. The time spent at Domus is crucial for the effectiveness and comfort of the detox process. The medical detox and aftercare provided by Waismann Method® is what makes us superior to other opiate detox centers. We offer patients the best start to move past fentanyl addiction once and for all.