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Fentanyl Dependency and Addiction

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Fentanyl dependency and fentanyl addiction are genuine problems with very real consequences if allowed to progress. The very nature of opiates such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and Fentanyl makes them potentially habit forming.t’s possible to take Fentanyl safely, but the potential to become physically dependent significantly increases the longer the patient remains on the drug. This narcotic analgesic is also said to be more potent than morphine and is intended to treat breakthrough cancer.

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

Fentanyl dependency is a consequence of long-term intake. The body becomes used to the drug and will display signs of physical opiate withdrawal if use is stopped abruptly. This can be dangerous, so coming off Fentanyl should be a process monitored by a doctor. Some of the physical withdrawal symptoms may also include:

  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Rapid respiratory function
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin sensations
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Weakness

It is essential to discuss these symptoms with your physician. Some might require immediate medical attention.

Fentanyl Dependency vs Fentanyl Addiction

Physical and psychological dependence, along with misuse, indicates Fentanyl addiction. Fentanyl addiction often starts as the person’s tolerance to the drug increases, the body adjusts to the level of medication in the system, and the drug’s ability to reduce pain diminishes. Often the individual finds that over time they require more of the drug to achieve the same desired effect. In essence, addiction is characterized by physical and psychological dependency, along with some degree of misuse.
The overwhelming fear of Fentanyl withdrawal can complicate addiction. Addiction will drive a person’s behavior regardless of the consequences they may suffer. Behavioral characteristics that may point to addiction include:

  • Lack of control over drug use
  • Lack of attention to personal hygiene
  • Intense cravings
  • Manipulating drugs to increase the effect (crushing or snorting)
  • Doctor shopping
  • Continued use despite consequences
  • Lying or stealing

Physical symptoms of withdrawal won’t last forever. But if left untreated, psychological withdrawal can linger and greatly hinder the recovery process. As a result, it’s often the case that untreated psychological dependency issues lead to opiate relapse.

How to Overcome Fentany Dependency?

Waismann Method® Rapid Detox can Quickly Eliminate Fentanyl Dependence.
To effectively eliminate a dependency or conquer an addiction, detox may be necessary. Waismann Method Treatment’s rapid opiate detoxification can quickly remove Fentanyl from the body while the patient is resting under deep sedation. This procedure happens in less than 2 hours, and patients are by 2 to 3 days in the hospital and the remaining few days in our recovery retreat.  Domus Retreat provides continuous around-the-clock care in a non-judgment and serene environment.
Once patients complete Fentanyl’s rapid detox, it’s imperative to allow the proper time to adjust and stabilize physically and emotionally to ensure the safety and success of the treatment. Therefore. Waismann Method offers a complete all-inclusive recovery program, combining hospital detox with Domus Retreat. Additionally, at Domus, one receives individually prepared meals, biofeedback therapy, massage therapy, individual counseling, and around-the-clock assistance in a private, comfortable, and caring environment.
For more information on the best treatment for Fentanyl dependency, call us today at 310-205-0808

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