Fentanyl is an opioid drug that is given out to patients in the form of a slow-release patch, which is abused by smoking or chewing it to achieve a powerful high; it is a pain relieving drug, which is why Fentanyl is prone to causing dependency and addiction problems when abused. According to several accounts, the fact is that many people have no idea how strong fentanyl really is; if it is injected or smoked, there is a chance the user will react negatively to it and stop breathing as a result, especially if tolerance isn’t established. It is speculated that Fentanyl got more popular when Oxycontin was removed from the market in order to prevent opioid abuse and addiction. People who once regularly used opioids for their addiction needed to find a new drug to replace their former drug, and one of those opioids was Fentanyl. It is strong, relieves pain, and is not that hard to find and buy.
Opioids are one of the most addictive drugs in the world today, causing countless dependency issues across the US and Canada. Tolerance and dependence is one of the main factors in the problem of addiction, because Fentanyl tends to build those two fast. Once addicted, individuals find themselves in a difficult situation because they have to find ways to get their drug satisfaction. Many resort to doctor shopping, and tend to really sell their need for medications by fabricating the amount of pain they claim to be feeling. They get more pain relievers than they need and the cycle continue until they either seek help, or they go through overdoses and near death experiences.
Overdoses have spiraled since the past few decades and many are blaming doctors for being too lenient on their distribution practices. People think it is safe to use Fentanyl or other prescription drugs like it. They think just because they are legal, and come from the doctor’s office, that they are safe than crack or heroin. However, the truth is far from that. Fentanyl causes deaths, overdoses, hospitalizations, and it is stronger than crack and heroin in some cases. It also carries addictive properties.
If you or someone you know is suffering from Fentanyl abuse or addiction, please call one of our licensed counselors at our rehab center for more information on how to find the right treatment program for you or your loved one. Consider our inpatient treatment, as it provides the highest chances of a successful recovery. Please act quickly and save a life, before a crisis situation occurs. A call today can make the difference between life and death.