Fentanyl is a prescription medication for severe pain, but some people become addicted to the pleasant feelings it produces. If you’re worried about your use of fentanyl, the Corebella Health & Wellness team in Arizona can help with their drug addiction treatment programs. The practice has locations in Tempe, Glendale, and Scottsdale, where highly skilled doctors and therapists support you while you overcome your addiction. Find out how Corebella Health & Wellness can help you come off fentanyl for good by calling the nearest office today or using the online booking form to schedule an in-person or telehealth consultation.
Fentanyl is an opioid — a synthetic pain-killing drug similar to morphine but around 100 times stronger. It’s a Schedule II controlled substance in the United States, only for prescription use in patients with severe chronic or post-surgical pain.
Like other opioids (heroin and prescription painkillers such as oxycodone), fentanyl is a substance people often abuse. In addition to prescription drug abuse, fentanyl is also available as an illegal product.
In this form, it’s often even more dangerous, as you could be taking a lethal dose of fentanyl. Also, there could be other hazardous substances in your supply.
People use fentanyl because, in addition to relieving pain, it can make you very relaxed and give you a feeling of euphoria. Less pleasant effects of fentanyl include:
An overdose of fentanyl can make your skin cold and clammy and cause cyanosis — blue skin discoloration. You might also slip into a coma and suffer respiratory failure that leads to death.
The signs of a fentanyl abuse problem are similar to those of other drugs. You might spend a great deal of time and money getting your fentanyl and suffer cravings for it that you find impossible to resist. Your work, studies, and home life are likely to suffer as you become increasingly obsessed with taking fentanyl.
You might stop participating in activities that you normally enjoy and withdraw from your friends and family. If you continue using fentanyl, you might start to experience depression. You also get withdrawal symptoms if you can’t take the drug when you want it.
These are all warning signs that you should seek help for your fentanyl use.
The Corebella Health & Wellness team offers exceptional treatment to help you with your fentanyl abuse disorder. The highly qualified addiction therapists and physicians have considerable experience supporting people so they stop depending on drugs like fentanyl and reclaim their lives.
At Corebella Health & Wellness, you benefit from a combination of treatments personalized to your needs. When coming off fentanyl, medications like buprenorphine (Suboxone® and Sublocade®) can make a significant difference by reducing physical side effects and cravings. The other primary part of your drug addiction treatment is talk therapy.
Corebella Health & Wellness offers individual therapies, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and psychotherapy for drug abuse recovery. Group therapy also forms an important part of your recovery.
To find out how the Corebella Health & Wellness team can help you overcome your fentanyl misuse problem, call their nearest office or book an appointment online today.