Fentanyl Addiction

Fentanyl Addiction

Fentanyl is an extremely potent opioid pain reliever that was first synthesized during the 1960s. Typically, it is administered for severe pain or as a general anesthetic when someone has undergone surgery. It is highly potent and addictive. In fact, it is some 75 times stronger than heroin or morphine. Fentanyl addicts use this substance for its euphoric and relaxing effects. People who work in a medical setting often become addicted to it and it is a major concern for healthcare workers. Additionally, illicit fentanyl is often mixed with cocaine or heroin to heighten the effects of these drugs. If you or a loved one has become addicted to fentanyl, give The View a call at (877) 310-4343 today.

Fentanyl Addiction

A recent article in The New York Times derives the dangers of fentanyl addiction. In 2016, fentanyl and its analogues contributed to 20,100 deaths in the United states. In 2016, fentanyl killed more people than heroin, opiates, and cocaine. Fentanyl abuse can lead to:

  • Gastrointestinal problems,
  • Respiratory problems and a weakened immune system
  • Seizures

Fentanyl addicts experience paranoia, social withdrawal, and personality changes. Fentanyl, when mixed with other drugs, can lead to coma and death. Fentanyl patches are particularly dangerous. Often, addicts can apply heat to these to circumvent the delayed release mechanism, which can lead to overdose.

Fentanyl withdrawal typically begins within 12 to 30 hours of the last dose and peaks within two to three days. The symptoms of fentanyl withdrawal are particularly unpleasant and include sweating, cognitive issues, tiredness, muscle and bone aches, and a host of other symptoms.

Fentanyl Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles

The View, a luxury detox and stabilization center in Los Angeles, can help clients recover from fentanyl addiction. Our sub-acute detoxification program starts with a full medical intake. Clients receive necessary medications to help lessen the severity of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Our luxurious 6-bed facility creates an aura of comfort and safety for clients. The amenities at The View include a hot tub, pool, and breathtaking patio. Clients can participate in individual therapy, group psychotherapy, and stress reduction groups. Adjunct therapeutic programs include massage, meditation, and yoga. Clients can also participate in EMDR, trauma therapy, life skills, and other programs to help get their life back on track once they leave The View.

Why Choose The View

The View offers luxury detox and rehab services that are uniquely superior to the Los Angeles area. Clients receive one-on-one attention from our highly trained staff for their duration of stay. The View's luxurious amenities also give clients the opportunity they need to recover in comfort and safety. Give us a call at (877) 310-4343 to learn more about our program.

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