What We Treat
Fentanyl Addiction and Rehab
Fentanyl Withdrawal Treatment
What is Fentanyl?
Fentanyl, is a powerful opioid which is used as a pain medication, or used along with other medications for anesthesia. Fentanyl can also be made illegally and is often mixed with heroin or cocaine. Fentanyl’s most common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, confusion, sweating, and fatigue. Other symptoms can included anorexia and weight loss, dizziness, nervousness, hallucinations, anxiety, depression, flu-like symptoms
Why Is Fentanyl So Dangerous?
Fentanyl leads to overdose simply because it is so potent. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, 50-100 times more powerful than morphine, and 25-50 times more potent than heroin. Fentanyl is becoming more and more available, which means deaths from the drug are also rising. The reason for so many deaths from fentanyl is because the dose is relatively uncontrolled, and even small excesses can lead to an overdose. Fentanyl is involved in nearly half of all drug overdoses in Indiana. It is this factor of dosage that sets fentanyl apart from other opioids in its dangers. In other respects, fentanyl is similar to the other opioids. Because of its potency, fentanyl puts people struggling with opioid addiction at a greater risk of death.
Help Is Here
Hickory House Recovery will help the individual safely detox from fentanyl, and also offer care in the form of individual and group therapy. Our program helps clients understand the environmental, psychological, and biological roots of their addiction, and enables the client to develop coping mechanisms for cravings and stress.