Fentanyl Addiction Help
Serving the Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Plymouth, & Cape Cod, MA Areas
Fentanyl is a very powerful synthetic opioid that is approved for treating severe pain. It is very similar to morphine; however, it is 50 to 100 times more potent. It is a prescription drug, typically used to assist with cancer pain or after surgery, but it is also made and used illegally. Users can build up their tolerance which results in the need for higher or more frequent doses to get the desired effects.
When fentanyl is prescribed by a doctor, it may be given as a shot, a patch, or cough drop-like lozenges. Illegal fentanyl is sold through illegal drug markets and often mixed with heroin and/or cocaine.
Fentanyl binds to opioid receptors which help control pain and emotions in the brain. After taking opioids like fentanyl, many times the user's brain adapts to the drug, often causing the user to become addicted because of its potency. Withdrawal symptoms may occur when the drug is stopped which can be extremely uncomfortable for the user, causing them to continue to take the drug.
How is Fentanyl Addiction Treated?
At Foundations Group Recovery Centers, we offer fentanyl addiction help in the Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Plymouth, and Cape Cod, MA areas. These patients may benefit from counseling or behavioral therapies. Our addiction rehab center offers individualized inpatient and outpatient recovery care to meet our patient’s needs at every stage in their recovery. Our team provides the support needed to build a strong foundation in recovery from fentanyl addiction. We can help patients recognize triggers and manage stress to avoid using.
If you or a loved one struggles with fentanyl addiction, reach out to Foundations Group Recovery Centers staff to get started today.