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Fentanyl is a prescription narcotic that doctors give to people who suffer from severe, chronic pain. But not always. One of the ways a person gets a Fentanyl addiction is when he or she takes the medication for minor pain. The United States prescribes more prescription narcotics for pain than any other country. Sometimes these medications go to people who don’t truly need them, and it puts them at risk of addiction.
An addiction to Fentanyl can happen in a number of ways aside from receiving a prescription from a doctor. In many cases, the medication is used for long periods of time as a form of maintenance for pain. That’s dangerous. Long-term use of this medication results in a physical and mental dependence to the drug. There are also other instances when the Fentanyl addiction happens due to illicit use.
Medications for pain have is warranted in many cases, but they also put a person at risk for developing a prescription drug abuse problem. This medication’s primary purpose is to help block the pain receptors in the brain to lessen pain. For most people, this makes dealing with pain much more tolerable so they can live a comfortable life. For others, the experience is much different because he or she experiences an intense euphoric feeling.
The euphoric feeling is known as the “high” a person gets from these medications, and this is when addiction can start. The mind and body begin to crave the medication not for pain, but for the high. Even if a person doesn’t develop an addiction right away, the body can develop the craving over time. The medication releases dopamine, and the brain’s natural instinct is to get more of that feeling.
There are those who never receive a prescription for Fentanyl, but they seek out the medication anyway, as a new way of getting high. Fentanyl is an extremely strong, pure opiate that is much stronger than both heroin and morphine. Fentanyl is about 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. Not only does this give the person a much more intensive high, but it’s also that much more dangerous.
The heroin epidemic in the United States is out of control, and overdose rates are reaching new highs each year. Areas of the country that were once quiet, suburban areas have become some of the areas with the largest heroin problems. Illicit drug manufacturers are now cutting heroin with Fentanyl. This is one of the main reasons why overdose rates are rising because using heroin is even more dangerous with Fentanyl added to the mix.
Due to the dependence that happens with long-term Fentanyl addiction, the first step is to go through a medical detox. Beaches Recovery works closely with a local detox center so you can easily transition to our rehab center after ridding your body of the physical Fentanyl addiction. Detox is necessary so your mind and body are well enough for you to fully embrace our treatments for drug abuse. In treatment, you’ll learn about how your addiction came to be and how you can overcome it as well.
Whether you have an addiction to Fentanyl in Jacksonville, Florida, or another any other area in the US, our facility is a prime location for recovery. We have a 30-bed facility that provides multiple levels of care that include:
Beaches Recovery, a JCAHO-accredited facility, is designed to give you everything you need to regain control of your life in sobriety. Get rid of your Fentanyl addiction before it kills you. Today is the day. This is the number–866-605-0532.