Fentanyl

Fentanyl Addiction Treatment Program

End your battle with fentanyl abuse today with our medically-assisted, patient-focused detox program

Fentanyl is used as a synthetic opiate pain reliever. It’s often prescribed for severe pain and injury or after surgery. While it does eliminate any pain in your body, it is also highly addictive. It is more potent than heroin and at least 50-100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl is one of the strongest opiate drugs on the market.

People seek out fentanyl because of its powerful pain-relieving and relaxing effects. They want the euphoric and mellow effects of the drug. It’s sometimes mixed with heroin or cocaine to heighten the effects, which is extremely dangerous. When fentanyl is mixed with other drugs, you are at increased risk of respiratory distress, coma, and death.

Symptoms of withdrawal from fentanyl are particularly intense because it is both physically and psychologically addictive.

Fentanyl withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Chills
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shaking and tremors
  • Stomach pain

Since fentanyl withdrawal symptoms are so severe, it’s important to work with a medical professional to detox safely and as comfortable as possible.

The first step in our fentanyl addiction treatment program is a medical detox with a licensed doctor to keep patients as safe and comfortable as possible. After the medical detox is complete, we move on to the next steps in the rehab process.

How do I know if I’m addicted to fentanyl?

Fentanyl is often administered in a hospital, so people who work in a healthcare setting have easier access to the drug and can become addicted. People who are prescribed fentanyl for pain management may also become dependent on the drug, even if they start taking it as directed.

Fentanyl quickly creates a tolerance to high doses, so a dose that is adequate for the expected effects isn’t going to create the same high even a few days later.

Signs you or a loved one is suffering from a fentanyl addiction:

  • The individual has a desire to stop abusing fentanyl but is unable to do so
  • A significant portion of one’s time, money, and energy is spent obtaining fentanyl, abusing it, or recovering from using it.
  • As a result of continuous fentanyl abuse, the individual is unable to meet obligations at home, work, or school.
  • Withdrawal symptoms occur when they stop using fentanyl or the regular dosage is decreased.

If you have any or several of these physical or behavioral symptoms, please contact Harris House today at 314-328-7938 to talk with one of our counselors about an evaluation and admission.

What can I expect from treatment at Harris House?

Addiction treatment is highly specialized. As a dual diagnosis treatment facility, we’ll take care of you as soon as you walk through our doors. Our staff will do everything they can to keep you as comfortable and safe as possible.

Harris House’s approach to treatment is based on assessing the client as a whole person in a non-judgmental way. Our treatment combines medication management, mental health therapy to stabilize depression and anxiety, along with 12 step support groups as a holistic approach to treatment.  It’s designed to work together to provide a stable foundation for the patient.

Admitting and being involved in substance abuse therapy is an already difficult process. We want to ensure all our clients are seen as holistic individuals worthy of time and care and help them receive the best treatment possible so they can enter recovery and leave their Fentanyl addiction behind them.

What’s it like at Harris House?

Clients are allowed to smoke and use their phones at our facility. Our location in South City is a highly secure, gated facility with 24-hour security, so you’ll never have to worry about safety. Feel free to explore our treatments page to learn more about the specific programs we offer.

We accept most major insurance companies. Please give us a call at 314-631-4299. A counselor is standing by 24 hours a day. You can also contact us here.