A fentanyl high comes from taking the potent opioid of the same name. Used only for patients who have severe pain and a tolerance to opioids, it poses a huge risk for any others. Fentanyl can be as much as 500 times stronger than morphine. Overdose poses a major risk and death usually comes from respiratory failure.\r\nIs A Fentanyl High Dangerous?\r\nBecause of how potent fentanyl is, it should only be used as medically prescribed by those who are already tolerant to opioids. Anyone who attempts to use fentanyl without a previous tolerance to opioids is at major risk for an overdose. To put it another way, fentanyl poses a big risk as a recreational drug. Anyone attempting to experiment with it immediately puts themselves at risk for a\u00a0fentanyl overdose.\r\n\r\nThe DEA puts fentanyl in the Schedule II controlled substance category, which means that it has a high risk for abuse and addiction can come on very quickly.\r\nSide-Effects of a Fentanyl High\r\nBecause of the potency of fentanyl, it may be used on the street to cut heroin. Sometimes it will be sold in the place of heroin and called China White. It may also be added to heroin to make the drug stronger. However, adding fentanyl to another opiate also increases the overdose risk. Some of the mass overdoses of heroin are due to heroin cut with fentanyl.\r\n\r\nThe high from fentanyl has similarities to heroin in that it gives the user reduced pain sensitivity, euphoria, and profound relaxation. Side effects of fentanyl include vomiting, constipation, altered heart rate, slowed respiratory system, confusion, sweating, fatigue, hallucinations, and seizures.\r\n\r\nSome people who abuse fentanyl may add heat to a patch with the drug to cause it to release more quickly. Doing this causes the side effects to ramp up in intensity and can quickly increase the risk of overdose.\r\nFentanyl High and Dependency\r\nBecause of the drug's potency, fentanyl addiction can come on quickly. This especially applies to those who have low opioid tolerance. Obviously, no other opioid can reproduce the same intense high. Opioid addictions like fentanyl can be very difficult to kick without help, partially due to the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.\r\n\r\nBeaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida can help you recover from this dangerous opioid addiction with the first step of detox. Medically monitored detox provides support for both dangerous and uncomfortable side effects. After completion of detox, Beaches offers the following programs:\r\n\r\n \tResidential drug rehab\r\n \tOutpatient care\r\n \tWomen's drug addiction rehab program\r\n \tMen's drug addiction rehab program\r\n \tA choice of a 12-step approach or non-12 step approach to recovery\r\n \tGroup, family and individual therapy\r\n \tExciting alternative therapies like hiking, art, music and equine\r\n\r\nIf you or a loved one is abusing fentanyl, then don't delay in getting help by reaching out to Beaches Recovery today at <a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a>. We can help you overcome your addiction. Get your life back. Let us help.