Fentanyl is the narcotic that kills the most people from drug overdoses here in the United States. Both the number of fentanyl users and the number of overdose deaths rise annually.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is very addictive. It has between 50 and 100 times the potency of morphine. Fentanyl is only allowed to be used to treat severe and persistent pain. However, it is available for sale on the black market.
Your body can become hooked on fentanyl after one to two doses. Fentanyl addiction often results from the misuse and uncontrolled use of drugs.
Additionally, after your body builds up a tolerance, it will seek a bigger amount, which might result in an overdose.
How Does Fentanyl Drug Detox Work?
Detox from fentanyl regulates the physical signs of withdrawal in people who are physically dependent on the drug and want to quit. Opioid withdrawal frequently results in excruciating agony and discomfort, to the point when people restart drug use to mask their symptoms.
However, fentanyl detox utilizes drugs that lessen withdrawal symptoms for patients to recover from opioid dependence in a secure, productive, and relaxing manner.
Fentanyl withdrawal symptoms may include:
- Sleep problems including insomnia
- Muscle and bone pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Uncontrollable leg movements
- Severe drug cravings
- Hot flashes and sweating
- Tearing eyes and runny nose
- Muscle stiffness and aches
How long does the detox from fentanyl last?
A fentanyl detox can last several weeks or longer depending on how your body responds to the withdrawal medication. If you had initially scheduled a detox phase for a couple of weeks, it may end up lasting longer than you expected due to the higher dose of medication that was required to control and manage your symptoms. In rare cases, you may need to take medication for the rest of your life to assist you to avoid using fentanyl and other opioids.
Here at Skyward Treatment, we offer Fentanyl Addiction Treatment to help you quit being dependent on drugs. We also have Medically Assisted Detox to alleviate your withdrawal symptoms during the rehab.
If you want help and want to know more, call us! We are here to help!