Fentanyl Rehab & Detox

New Jersey Fentanyl Rehab & Detox

Overcome a Fentanyl Addiction at our Rehabilitation Center

Recently fentanyl has garnered an infamous reputation because it caused the death of a musical icon, Prince, due to an accidental drug overdose. Fentanyl is a narcotic painkiller that is synthetic and because it is synthetic it is much cheaper to manufacture and much more dangerous than some of its alternatives. This makes it one of the most dangerous drugs to abuse, especially by existing drug addicts because of their possible ignorance about the drug. About 50 times more potent than heroin it is extremely easy to over does on this drug, even cause lasting brain damage in the event that the abuser does not die.

Names of drugs that include fentanyl include:

  • Actiq
  • Abstral
  • Sublimaze
  • Lazanda
  • Duragesic

Are you or a loved one abusing fentanyl? Our New Jersey fentanyl detox center can help.
Call Turning Point, Inc. today at (973) 380-0905 or contact us online for professional help!

What are the Dangers of a Fentanyl Addiction?

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid. Like all opioids, it binds to opioid receptors in the brain's reward center but also to other opioid receptors located in other areas of the brain. These areas of the brain also control things like breathing. So, while fentanyl does produce a potent high, it can also have horrible physiological effects, that can even lead to death.

Fentanyl addiction has become even more dangerous as of late because of those who do not categorize as a dangerous drug because it is a medically used drug. Those without prior experience with opioids are at higher risk to overdose and because fentanyl is so much more powerful the other opiates the flood of dopamine at first use can be too intense for many that they can no longer get the same high off less dangerous drugs.

Symptoms of fentanyl addiction include:

  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Stiffness
  • Fatigue
  • Itching
  • Weight Loss
  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea & Vomit
  • Increased/Decreased Heart Rate

What are the Long-term Effects of a Fentanyl Addiction?

The long-term effects include:

  • Chronic & severe constipation
  • Breathing problems while sleeping
  • Heart attack/ heart failure
  • Immune system suppression
  • Hormonal & reproductive issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Fentanyl Detox Symptoms

As with most drug withdrawals, the symptoms associated with withdrawal depend on the amount consumed and for how long. Fentanyl is not typically associated with fatal withdrawals if one were to go ‘cold turkey’, also known as without medicated assistance, however, due to the symptoms of opioid withdrawals it is an extremely difficult process to manage on one’s own.

Symptoms of fentanyl withdrawals include:

  • Fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Chills
  • Insomnia
  • Vomiting
  • Gastrointestinal Distress

How Long Does it Take to Detox Off Fentanyl?

Opioid withdrawal typically last a few days, but only subside after an entire week of detoxing. The actual length of time of a detox will depend on several factors such as genetics, severity of the addiction and any underlying health conditions. This can be an extremely challenging week for many that requires guidance or even medicated alleviation to ensure the process is easier and the client does not relapse. Psychological challenges related to withdrawal can last much longer after detox, so continued support is important for the long term.

The experienced staff at our fentanyl detox center know the stresses of detoxing and can assist every step of the way. Contact Turning Point, Inc. today to get started!

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