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Fentanyl Addiction

Fentanyl Addiction

Fraser Valley Wellness Center offers affordable fentanyl addiction withdrawal and rehab therapy. We are a private, fully licensed substance abuse treatment center in Abbotsford, BC. Over 4000 Canadians died from fentanyl overdoses in 2017 alone, with many others also negatively affected. Fraser Valley Wellness has doctors and addiction professionals with decades of experience in addiction therapy.

Fentanyl is an opioid painkiller that is up to 50 times more powerful than heroin and up to 100 times stronger than morphine. Doctors only prescribe fentanyl in the most serious circumstances due to the high potential for fentanyl addiction. It makes a person euphoric and numb, mentally and physically. Fentanyl has a potent effect on the brain’s reward centres making it very difficult to stop without the help of addiction therapy.

Signs of Fentanyl Addiction

Fentanyl addiction can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, religion and socioeconomic standing. There are physical and behavioral signs to watch for if you suspect someone you care about has a problem with fentanyl addiction.

Behavioral signs of fentanyl addiction:

  • Drug driven behaviors (seeing multiple physicians to get multiple prescriptions, stealing money or things to pay for fentanyl, continually talking or thinking about using or attaining fentanyl)
  • Using fentanyl to get high, not to relieve pain as prescribed and originally used
  • More frequent use and larger doses being needed

Physical and mental signs of fentanyl addiction:

  • Excessive drowsiness
  • Slurred speech
  • Constricted pupils
  • Weight loss
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness, light-headedness, fainting
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Itchiness, scratching
  • Hallucinations
  • Body tremors, trembling
  • Stiff muscles
  • Reduced or changed heart rate

Fentanyl addiction long term can have even more severe effects, such as a weakened immune system, seizures, difficulty breathing and serious gastrointestinal issues. Additional, serious mental effects may include paranoia, withdrawal from family and friends, lack of motivation-energy and personality changes, including delusions. When combined with other drugs, such as heroin, there is an increased danger of respiratory distress, coma and death, making it imperative for a user to seek professional help at a fentanyl withdrawal and rehab treatment centre.

Fentanyl Withdrawal and Rehab Treatment

Fentanyl addiction withdrawal should never be done “cold turkey” or without professional supervision. Detox, or the removal of the drug from the bloodstream, should be done under a doctor’s care (medical detox) at a specialized, fentanyl rehab withdrawal treatment centre.

Medical detox is used to remove fentanyl from the body more safely and comfortably. At Fraser Valley Wellness Center, this is followed by professional fentanyl rehab treatment that consists of counselling and group therapy, followed by a comprehensive reintegration strategy to aid in successful long-term fentanyl rehabilitation.

Need Therapy for Fentanyl Addiction?

If you, or someone you care about, is struggling with fentanyl addiction, don’t wait until it’s too late. Fraser Valley Wellness Center is here to offer support with specialized rehab treatment from our compassionate, professional team. Take the first step towards recovery and a healthy, happy, drug-free life and call us, or schedule a free, no obligation consultation on fentanyl addiction rehab therapy treatment.