Fentanyl Addiction Rehab in Birmingham
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Fentanyl is one of the most addictive and dangerous drugs there is. It is a highly potent pain medication that is typically reserved for serious medical conditions and is administered under the strict supervision of doctors. However, it is used recreationally as well and is often combined with other hazardous substances. In a setting that is not monitored by a medical professional, the use of fentanyl is often life-threatening.
Impact Recovery Center combines traditional 12-step addiction treatment with wellness activities and community support. Through all of these methods, we can help you address the root cause of your addiction issues and help you overcome them.
What is Fentanyl?
Fentanyl is a prescription drug that is used to treat patients with severe pain, or patients who have a tolerance to other types of pain medication and require a more potent drug. It is marketed under brand names such as Sublimaze, Actiq, and Duragesic.
Although fentanyl is a prescription drug and does serve a legitimate medical purpose when used correctly, it is also created illegally. The counterfeit version of the drug, which can be produced as a pill, powder, or liquid, is the form of the drug that often leads to addiction and negative health effects. Illegally-produced fentanyl is often combined with other drugs, increasing their potency and risk of addiction and overdose.
The Hazards of Fentanyl Use
Fentanyl is a highly addictive drug that is more potent than heroin, morphine, and some of the world’s other notoriously dangerous substances. Using the drug can lead to effects such as nausea, sedation, respiratory issues, unconsciousness, sleepiness, and confusion. Although the effects of fentanyl can be dangerous on their own, one of the most significant risks of using fentanyl is addiction. As the fentanyl tolerance of a person increases, the health impacts of the drug worsen. With more use, users also become increasingly at risk for overdose. Fentanyl’s potency makes users highly at risk for overdose. It is one of the most deadly drugs out there.
Ceasing fentanyl use often causes damaging withdrawal symptoms, which may include chills, sweating, body pain, weakness, nausea and vomiting, insomnia, increased heart rate, and breathing issues.
The high level of addiction and overdose that fentanyl leads to, in addition to the dangerous withdrawal effects of the drug, mean the assistance of a professional is crucial in the fight to quit using. Our team has experienced the ups and downs of recovery ourselves, and is here to help you through this. We offer effective fentanyl addiction treatment in Birmingham.
Co-Occuring Substance Abuse Issues
Fentanyl is often used in combination with other dangerous and highly-addictive drugs, rather than on its own. Because of this commonality, people who are in need of treatment for fentanyl addiction often struggle with other substance abuse issues as well.
We can help you combat these co-occurring issues if you are struggling with addictions to multiple drugs. We offer treatment programs for many different types of substances, and can adapt your recovery plan to your unique needs.