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Fentanyl Addiction and Abuse

Fentanyl is an opiate drug that's commonly used to nullify pain experienced from surgeries. It provides strong pain relief after a fixed amount of time. Most people use the drug for its intended purpose. Yet, research from the Centers for Disease and Control shows that approximately 1,000 deaths from overdose and misuse have occurred during 2005-2007. This is primarily due to use of the drugs for nonmedical reasons such as recreational use.

Harmful Effects of Fentanyl

An individual who suffers from Fentanyl abuse experiences many symptoms, including but not limited to:

  • Extreme excitement and happiness (Euphoria)
  • Lethargy
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness
  • Trouble with breathing
  • Constipation and itching
  • Nausea and loss of appetite
  • Loss of weight
  • Severe headaches and vision problems
  • Trouble sleeping- Associated with Hallucinations and nightmares
  • Sweating
  • Swollen arms and/or legs

Reading in between the Lines

It's not difficult to detect a victim of Fentanyl abuse since their patterns of behavior are consistent overtime. For instance, they commit heinous or immoral acts. Most of them are theft, prescription fraud and the act of requesting private doctors in order to receive prescriptions for more medications. The sites of theft are often inside of a hospital, pharmacy or nursing home. Overall, These acts shy away from ordinary activities that the person might do on a daily basis.

Besides the fact that their self-worth is tarnished by heinous acts, addicts of Fentanyl abuse experiences a decline in their social life. They lose their interest to participate in social activities and interact with anyone.

Fentanyl Addiction Treatment

While managing the symptoms of fentanyl addiction and avoiding use of the drug can be helpful, these actions aren't enough to combat the symptoms of withdrawal. Individuals commonly join a withdrawal unit at a Narconon rehab facility. In the facility, strong doses of nutritional supplements are administered to them. The supplements compensates for the depleted state experienced from drug overdose. The nutrition also helps by eliminating toxins in the body.

Sauna, exercise and nutrition are the main objectives of the facility, followed by the restoration of life skills. In order words, the patients learn to manage life without being dependent on the drugs.

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