Before you begin your recovery from fentanyl addiction, it is important to choose the right treatment option for your substance abuse. Call 800-429-5210 (Who Answers?) now to find rehab centers that will cater to your needs and help you put an end to your fentanyl abuse.
Fentanyl: A Highly Addictive Opioid
Fentanyl is one of the most addictive and dangerous prescription opioids available. According to the National Library of Medicine, the drug should only be “prescribed by doctors who are experienced in treating pain in cancer patients,” and it should only be given to patients who are already “tolerant… to prescription pain medications.” When abused, fentanyl causes a high very similar to heroin.
These aspects all cause its abuse to be very dangerous and extremely likely to cause addiction. When you are choosing your addiction treatment program, keep these facts in mind and remember that you may require more intensive care than someone who was abusing a less powerful opioid.
Consider Your Needs
All of your needs are important to your recovery, and you will want to find a rehab center that caters to each of them, not just those associated with your substance abuse. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it is important to consider these categories when assessing your needs for treatment:
- Medical: Do you require intensive medical treatment for an issue associated with your fentanyl abuse?
- Psychological: Do you suffer from any co-occurring mental disorders?
- Social: Do you require social treatments or family help?
- Vocational: Did you lose your job and will you need help finding another one?
- Legal: Are you in any legal trouble associated with your fentanyl abuse.
Your “age, gender, ethnicity, and culture” may also affect your needs for treatment. For example, some individuals may require a Spanish-speaking staff at their facility or kosher meals. Consider all these aspects of your life and personality before choosing a program, as they could all affect the success of your treatment.
Consider Your Options
Both inpatient and outpatient programs have been found to be beneficial for prescription opioid addiction treatment. However, because of the severe addiction syndrome fentanyl is likely to cause, you may want to choose an inpatient or residential program in order to start your recovery as safely as possible.
Once the severity of your condition begins to subside, you can likely transition into an outpatient rehab program with the help of your inpatient center staff.
Let Us Help You Find a Rehab Program
We can help you find the best facility for your specific needs. Once you are able to choose a program that seems best for you, call the facility and ask questions to ensure that it will be beneficial to your needs. Important questions include:
- When was your facility established?
- What treatment options to do you provide to patients?
- Will my insurance cover all or part of the cost of your program?
- What is the success rate of your program?
- Can I visit the facility before I decide to attend?
When all your questions are answered to your satisfaction, you will have found the best rehab program for your specific situation. Call 800-429-5210 (Who Answers?) now, and we will begin assisting you in choosing the best fentanyl addiction treatment for you.