Medication-Assisted Treatment for Fentanyl Addiction

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Understanding Fentanyl Abuse

Understanding Fentanyl Abuse Recovery

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain medication that is typically prescribed to help reduce and prevent pain after surgery or other medical procedure. This medication is often compared to morphine; however, its effects are much more potent. Therefore, fentanyl is a medication effective in reducing severe pain.

Fentanyl works by connecting to the opiate receptors in the brain, which can be found in areas of the brain where emotions and pain are controlled. As soon as this binding occurs, an increase of dopamine flows to the reward areas of the brain, resulting in feelings of relaxation and euphoria. These effects, paired with the highly addictive properties of fentanyl, make this substance one that can be enticing to abuse. But once an addiction to fentanyl has developed, it can be very difficult to defeat.

Thankfully, however, there are treatment options available that can help you finally put an end to your fentanyl addiction. Medication-assisted treatment is one form of care that can help you begin making strides towards a full-fledged recovery. This service includes the use of medications that are proven to help lessen cravings, stop severe withdrawal symptoms, and prevent the harmful effects that develop from the continual abuse of opioids like fentanyl. By including these medications into your care under the supervision of a certified professional, you can begin developing clear thinking that will allow you to successfully move along in your recovery journey.

At Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center, our educated and certified staff of medical and mental health professionals is able to supply and supervise this kind of treatment so that you can start a new life of recovery. Here, at Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center, we want to help you begin living the life you so deserve, free from the chains of fentanyl addiction.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Fentanyl Abuse at Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center

As leaders in the provision of outpatient care, we, at Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center, offer medication-assisted treatment for women and men ages 18 and older who are struggling with an addiction to fentanyl. The talented and compassionate team of nurses, doctors, and counselors at Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center is fully dedicated to creating individualized treatment plans that meet your specific needs. The many different medication-assisted treatments and therapeutic services that are supplied at Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center include:

Methadone: Research has shown that the use of methadone for opioid addiction treatment is both safe and effective when done under the care and supervision of qualified healthcare providers. Methadone works with the same receptors in the brain that fentanyl does, however a disorienting, euphoric high is not produced. Therefore, you can continue to engage in everyday tasks, such as driving, attending school, or going to work, without being under the influence, suffering from painful withdrawal symptoms, or fighting off cravings.

Suboxone: Suboxone was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in medication-assisted treatment programs, as it works to minimize cravings and fight off withdrawal symptoms without causing you to get high. Suboxone is the brand name for the combination of naloxone and buprenorphine. Naloxone is effective in preventing abuse and overdose, while buprenorphine lessens the presence of cravings and the pain associated with withdrawal symptoms.

Subutex (buprenorphine): Subutex contains buprenorphine like Suboxone does, which means that it is also an effective medication in decreasing cravings and withdrawal symptoms without causing you to get high. However, Subutex does not contain naloxone like Suboxone does, which is why many medication-assisted treatment programs will start patients on Subutex prior to transitioning them to Suboxone for the remainder of their maintenance.

Individual therapy: At Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center, we believe that medication-assisted treatment plans are most beneficial to the patient when therapeutic interventions are included into his or her care. While medication works to diminish the physical aspects of fentanyl addiction, individual therapy helps manage the psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems that could have led to your use or that were exacerbated by it. Individual therapy occurs in a one-on-one setting between you and counselor so that you can discuss progress in your treatment plan, as well as handle any issues that might develop.

Group therapy: Group therapy is also provided at Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center. This form of therapy includes sessions that are designed to help foster supportive interpersonal interactions within a supervised therapeutic environment. By engaging in group therapy with others who are addicted to fentanyl or another substance, you can begin making leaps and bounds in your recovery as you receive and provide personal insights, support, and encouragement amongst your peers. All group therapy sessions are run by counselors who are trained in supplying informative, empathetic, and structured sessions that can be productive for everyone involved.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center for Fentanyl Abuse

Abusing fentanyl can cause you to become vulnerable to a number of different consequences. Physically, you become more likely to suffer immune system depression, overpowering feelings of sedation, and gastrointestinal problems to the point where your everyday functioning can become impaired. The abuse of this substance can also cause a lack of motivation, possibly making it challenging (if not impossible) for you to uphold your responsibilities at work or at home. Additionally, financial challenges might develop, as can the loss of once-healthy relationships with loved ones. Also, significant mood changes can occur, along with delusions and hallucinations. Thankfully, by obtaining the correct treatment, these kinds of consequences can be prevented.

While overcoming a fentanyl addiction can seem impossible if you are addicted to this dangerous substance, it is important to know that it is possible. At Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center, our caring and devoted experts are ready, willing, and able to help you overcome your addiction for good.