Fentanyl Addiction Symptoms and Warning Signs
Fentanyl can be bought illegally but abuse usually starts with a prescription or by someone in the medical field that would have easier access to it in a hospital. Since these can be prescribed sometimes it is difficult to realize if you or a loved one is addicted. When all you can think about is how you are going to get more and stopping use causes you withdrawal symptoms, you should reach out for help getting clean. If you have started stealing medications, buying the medication from someone else or off the street, or “doctor shopping,” visiting multiple doctors complaining about pain so you get multiple prescriptions, then the Medical staff at Recovery Ways is ready to help you.
You don't have to live with fentanyl addiction symptoms any longer.
If you’re ready to live a life free of prescription addiction, contact us today. Our admissions coordinators are always available to review your benefits and walk you through the entire admissions process.
Short Term Effects
- Drowsiness, dizziness, shaking
- Slowed breathing, dry mouth
- Nausea, vomiting, constipation
- Itching, headache, blurred vision
- Insomnia, depression, hallucinations
- Swollen extremities
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Long Term Effects
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Respiratory distress, hypoxia (not enough oxygen to the brain), permanent brain damage
- Delusions, hallucinations
- Increased chances for a heart attack
- Immune system depression
- Seizures, coma, death
Fentanyl is a prescription drug. The viewpoint of prescription drug usage is changing, but this still gives the impression that it is “safe”. Abuse of any prescription drug and using in any others ways as intended is not safe and can cause mental and physical issues. The long-term and short term effects can come in many forms and varieties. Some people who abuse Fentanyl may also be suffering from addiction to another substance or even an accompanying mental health issues. This is commonly known as a co-occurring disorder. Addiction rehab facilities that treat both addiction and mental health are considered dual-diagnosis programs.
The warning signs and symptoms of a fentanyl abuse or addiction can vary in severity. Some of the symptoms will be obvious and some not so much. If you suspect you or your loved one is having issues with a prescription pill addiction, drug rehab may be appropriate and necessary. This treatment will help them live a drug-free life that is happier and healthy.
Fentanyl addiction treatment starts here.
If you or a loved one is suffering from with fentanyl abuse issues, our admissions team can help find the best addiction rehab available. Recovery Ways offers fully comprehensive care to those with addiction issues or co-occurring disorders. We have four locations in the Salt Lake City area that provide inpatient treatment, medically supervised detox, sober living, PHP and intensive outpatient programs.
Call our admission coordinators to begin the process at 1-888-986-7848.