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Fentanyl has rapidly embedded itself in the American vocabulary in recent years because of its close association with the recent dramatic spike in opioid overdoses. A drug that is said to be 100 more potent than pure heroin, fentanyl deaths have increased over 500 percent in the last three years. It is a drug so powerful and so dangerous that it often requires law enforcement to wear specialized protective gear during its disposal. Fentanyl arrived on the American landscape largely through heroin supplies. Dealers are cutting their product with fentanyl to create a more dangerous and unpredictable high than ever before. Because of the pervasive changes that this drug creates in neurobiology and the central nervous system, fentanyl withdrawal is often a debilitating and dangerous ordeal that requires expert medical care. Recovery Unplugged Texas offers compassionate, effective medically supervised fentanyl withdrawal treatment in Austin.
Fentanyl is manufactured in transdermal patches (Duragesic), as a lozenge often called “lollipops” (Aqtic), and in an injectable form (Sublimaze) While fentanyl withdrawal symptoms are often identical to those of other opioids, they can be far worse during the acute stages because of the potency and power of the drug. Users often become dependent on this drug in as little as a few cycles of use and experience withdrawal symptoms very early. One of the most tragic elements of fentanyl withdrawal is that users often don’t even know they’re using the drug when they buy heroin. Some of the more common symptoms of fentanyl withdrawal include restlessness, flu-like symptoms, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, elevated heart rate, high blood pressure, heavy breathing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sleep disorder, hallucinations and more. These symptoms are a clear indicator that tolerance has developed, and the body has become dependent.
Fentanyl withdrawal should be treated through medical detox. The health risks and potential symptoms are far too severe for users to try and overcome on their own. Professional detox allows patients a discreet, safe and compassionate environment, and medical personnel that can intervene in the event of a medical emergency. Recovery Unplugged Texas is one of the few fentanyl withdrawal treatment facilities in Austin to offer doctors and nurses on staff. Withdrawal occurs in three stages (early, acute and protracted) symptoms can last for months after clinical treatment. Many patients can use medications to help manage cravings and curtail lingering symptoms.
Many users make the mistake of thinking they can quit fentanyl and other opioids “cold-turkey” and wind up succumbing to the painful and sickening withdrawal symptoms and relapse. This cycle often discourages them from seeking help altogether and they wind up falling deeper into addiction. Recovery Unplugged Texas is ready to help you or your loved one overcome the perils of fentanyl withdrawal and move on with your life. Call our experienced and qualified treatment specialists today at (855) 384-6340 for compassionate and effective fentanyl withdrawal treatment in Austin.