Fentanyl is a brand name prescription pain medication that is generally prescribed for long-lasting pain relief. Fentanyl is a strong pain reliever that generally provides 12 hours of time released relief, commonly used for those who suffer from chronic pain. Fentanyl is similar to most other pain medications when it comes to having high addiction tendencies. The best way to overcome a Fentanyl addiction is to have a proper Fentanyl detox.
Without a proper medical detox from the prescription pain medication, it can be a difficult and uncomfortable process. The withdrawal effects of Fentanyl include high levels of anxiety, discomfort, sleep deprivation and more. In order to end the dependency on Fentanyl, the pain medication must be completely purged from your system, and this requires your body to adjust.
Even though Fentanyl detox is often unpleasant, it does not have to be extremely uncomfortable. The proper way to ensure a sustained recovery from a Fentanyl addiction is through a medical detox facility.
Initial Symptoms Of Fentanyl Withdrawal Include:
There are many symptoms of any Fentanyl withdrawal, the first symptoms typically begin within 12 to 30 hours of the last use.
- A runny nose
- Insomnia and yawning
- Excess tearing
- Muscle pain
- Anxiety and agitation
Additional Symptoms Of Fentanyl Withdrawal Include:
- Abdominal cramping
- Dilated pupils
The withdrawal process can last anywhere from five days to three weeks dependant on how much Fentanyl was used and for how long. The above symptoms are often the later symptoms experienced
Why Fentanyl Detox at Home is Dangerous
It only takes a week on Fentanyl to become physically dependant on the drug. When the drug use continues for weeks, months or even years it has many negative results on physical health. Fentanyl messes with your body’s natural endorphins, this creates stress, anxiety and physical pain. Prolonged use causes your body to build a tolerance where more and more of the drug is needed for the effector for just simple chronic pain relief. The threat of this pain is the main deterrent for those seeking treatment for addictions to prescription painkillers.
During a withdrawal from Fentanyl, physical pain should be expected and is often severe. The withdrawal process is so great that most times a “cold turkey” detox is unsuccessful because of the high levels of
The sick feelings of nausea and vomiting that come from a Fentanyl detox will also make it difficult for you to eat and drink. Dehydration is a common symptom that makes the unsupervised detox the most dangerous. People have actually died from dehydration associated with a “cold turkey” detox from Fentanyl.
Detox from Fentanyl is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. It makes you go through the pain that you do not have to go through and your wellbeing is at stake. Pain medication detox under the care of a trained medical and clinical staff is always the best option.
Inpatient Fentanyl Detox In A Rehab Setting
Daylight Detox & Recovery Center strives to provide each and every client with a custom treatment plan. This is the best way to ensure a sustained recovery. Each client is different and we meet our clients right where they are in their journey into recovery.
All of our detoxification processes for opioids involves a taper from the drug substituting opioid-based drugs to block the craving that comes with drug addiction. We also offer Medication Assisted Treatment, for more of a longer taper for those who need additional blocking factors for cravings and anxiety. In order to keep our clients comfortable, we provide other medications to reduce nausea and help our clients sleep through the evening.
Our Fentanyl detox process is designed to be a safe and comfortable, effective step on your road to full recovery from addiction. By helping you eliminate your physical dependence on the prescription painkiller, we know that we are setting you on the road to successful rehabilitation and recovery, which will lead you in the direction of a drug-free life. We give our clients the tools needed in order to live a drug-free post-treatment, so integration back into society is successful.