Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can be highly addictive and all too accessible. For those suffering severe, chronic pain, it can be prescribed by a doctor, but it can easily be overused and lead people to form an addiction. In addition to legal prescriptions, it is also manufactured and purchased illegally. Many do not realize that fentanyl is one of the most potent opioids out there—in fact, it is 50 times stronger than one of the most notable opioids, heroin. The strength of the drug can quickly lead to dependence and make it hard to recover from. If you are looking for a fentanyl rehab, call The Arbor to learn more about substance abuse treatment in Georgetown.
What Is Fentanyl Rehab?
The Arbor offers a variety of options to rehab from an addiction to fentanyl. Removing the drug from your body is an essential first step and can be very difficult. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe, so it is imperative to ensure you are in a comfortable and supportive environment where treatment professionals are available when you need them. This could be part of a residential treatment program or an outpatient program.
Therapy sessions focus on getting to the root of addiction and any traumas that may have led to drug use, to begin with. Getting yourself mentally and physically healthy is a priority. It is why The Arbor offers a balance of traditional therapies alongside experiential therapies like equine therapy, art therapy, and yoga.
All treatment programs are led by therapeutic professionals who will monitor your progress and ensure you are safe and well taken care of. Every measure will be taken to reduce the risk of relapse. The goal is to arm you with the tools and knowledge to live a healthy life outside of rehab and maintain your sobriety for life. Committing to treatment, doing the hard work, and understanding what changes you need to make to start healing will set you up for the most successful treatment journey.
Understanding Fentanyl Addiction
Fentanyl is part of the opioid family of drugs. It is a synthetic, lab-made opioid, but it works just like other opioids in that it binds with the opioid receptors in your body that affect the areas of your brain controlling emotions, pain, and even breathing. Because it is such a powerful drug, its effects take hold quickly, allowing addiction to happen after only using it for a short time. There are specific signs to be on the lookout for to help determine if someone you care about is addicted to fentanyl.
Some of the signs and symptoms that fentanyl is being misused include:
- Changes in eating and sleeping habits
- State of confusion
- Difficulty breathing
- An insatiable appetite for the drug
In addition, fentanyl misuse can be more prevalent if a person has easy access to the drug, lives in an environment where others are battling an addiction, or they have experienced a trauma or recent mental health condition.
Call On The Arbor For Fentanyl Rehab
The Arbor offers a variety of substance use disorder treatment programs as well as dual diagnosis. With on-staff psychiatrists, our team has the resources and therapies available to customize a treatment plan for your unique needs and get you on the path to a healthier lifestyle free of drugs. Our treatment programs include the following:
- Residential care
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Sober living
- Relapse prevention
- Family wellness
- Alumni program
- Extended care
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Experiential therapies
The Arbor Behavioral Healthcare team is standing by to answer any questions you have about fentanyl rehab. Call today at 844.413.2690.