Fentanyl Treatment Center In Arizona

Fentanyl Treatment Center

What Is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is 100 times more potent than morphine. Historically fentanyl has been used medically for surgical procedures. It has also been prescribed for palliative care for those suffering from terminal cancer. Within the last 10 years it has become the most widely abused opioid. It is also manufactured illegally and smuggled into the United States.

Fentanyl when purchased illegally often comes in the form of pills. These pills typically look like another prescription opioid called Percocet. This has led users to believe they are purchasing Percocet, a much weaker opioid, and has resulted in accidental overdoses and death.

The risk of overdose and death is extremely high with fentanyl, even higher than heroin. If you are a loved one are addicted to fentanyl, seek help immediately.

The Impact of Fentanyl Abuse

Fentanyl use has skyrocketed in the last decade. In 6 years, fentanyl overdose deaths rose from 13% in 2010 to 48% in 2017. Concurrently deaths from opioid use rose to over 49,000 in 2018. Additionally, evidence shows that there has been a 65% increase in fentanyl deaths in 2020.

Based on the available data fentanyl abuse is projected to continue to rise. Which also means that deaths from fentanyl use are expected to continue to rise as well.

Tragically users sometimes do not even realize they have used fentanyl. The drug is being mixed with other drugs such as cocaine, and methamphetamine. This has led to additional unintended overdose deaths.

About Fentanyl Addiction

Fentanyl is extremely addictive, particularly to users who have not built up a tolerance to opioids. As the brain becomes dependent on fentanyl, the user requires more and more to achieve the same high, and the individual may become addicted. Those who are prescribed fentanyl for pain relief can become dependent and they may turn to illegal purchases to feed their addiction.

In addition to feelings of euphoria and mellowness, here are some signs of fentanyl abuse:

  • Constricted Pupils
  • Frequent Nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Slowed or disoriented movements
  • Work, school, or relationship problems
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Constipation

Do you or a loved one have a fentanyl addiction? Are you craving it more and more? Have you avoided social situations and activities that you previously enjoyed? Have you tried to quit using the drug on your own, but failed? If you live in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe or Gilbert areas, consider post-detox fentanyl treatment at Legacy Recovery Center, one of the leading residential fentanyl treatment centers.

Fentanyl Addiction Treatment

We do not operate a fentanyl medical detox center however our medical team will assess you to determine if you need fentanyl detoxification. If you do need fentanyl detox treatment our admissions team will work with you and our local fentanyl detox centers to ensure you receive the medical care needed. Once you have completed detox we will work with yourself, and the fentanyl detox facility to ensure your transfer to our facility is smooth.

Our owners and psychiatrists Dr. Roland Segal, and Dr. Ehab Abdallah will provide Psychiatric care, and Medication assisted treatment if it is recommended. Medication assisted treatment in conjunction with evidence-based therapies is often recommended for fentanyl addiction.  We also provide holistic treatment that includes yoga, meditation, exercise, nutritional guidance and help in learning self-care, relationship management and goal setting. And, when you leave, we set you up with an aftercare plan.

The team at Legacy Recovery Center is not only dedicated to healing all of you — body, mind and spirit — but we are also committed to healing YOU. That means that we don’t follow one prescribed treatment plan for all clients; our team custom designs a treatment plan that meets your unique needs and delivers it with compassion.

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