Why Is Fentanyl So Dangerous?
Fentanyl works by hijacking the opioid receptors that control pain relief and emotion. This causes users to become desensitized to usual stimuli while triggering a state of euphoria or confusion. Addiction can quickly take hold with these drugs leading people to struggle to control both their emotions and physical sensations such as sedation, breathlessness or even unconsciousness in extreme cases.
The most dangerous part of fentanyl is the low amount needed for an overdose to occur. All it takes is 0.25 milligrams of opioid drugs, like fentanyl, to send the body into a life-threatening state of sedation and respiratory distress. When mixing fentanyl with other drugs, even less than 0.25 milligrams of fentanyl can lead to an overdose. The dangers of fentanyl outweigh the positive 100 folds.
The Dangers of Illegal Fentanyl
The misuse of illegal drugs has become increasingly risky and unpredictable due in part to the presence of trace amounts of fentanyl. This knowledge is unbeknownst even to suppliers themselves as substances are often cut multiple times without a clear indication of how much or when it was added; making any purchase an unknown risk that could quickly prove deadly.
Fentanyl is a powerful but dangerous opioid whose addictive properties make it difficult for those who become dependent to stop on their own. To safely quit, fentanyl addiction treatment is essential — a step that can be the difference between life and death.
Fentanyl Addiction Treatment at Recovery at the Crossroads
At Recovery at the Crossroads, we offer several treatment options for patients who are addicted to fentanyl, from partial hospitalization (PHP) to outpatient programs (IOP). Our experienced team of professionals offers advanced rehabilitation strategies and personalized care to empower clients in their recovery journey, equipping them with the necessary tools for a successful life free from addiction.
Located in the heart of Camden County, Recovery at the Crossroads provides treatment in a beautiful setting designed for healing. At Recovery at the Crossroads, comprehensive care helps those suffering from opioid dependence and other forms of substance misuse. Our clients receive support tackling fentanyl withdrawal plus behavioral therapies to get them on a path to recovery.
The Partial Hospitalization option provides more intensive care than the available outpatient programs.
Our experienced team emphasizes patient-centered care, offering complete intake assessments and customized treatment plans in a home-like environment to ensure clients feel comfortable during their withdrawal period. Detoxing from opioids can be hazardous, so users must undergo the process under strict supervision to ensure safety. Fortunately, medications are available that help reduces opioid withdrawal symptoms and treat fentanyl addiction more safely.
Intensive Outpatient Programs
The intensive outpatient programs available at Recovery at the Crossroads are designed to help those understand the core of their addiction and how to change its pattern.
Our outpatient program staff provides residents with resources and a safe environment to help them heal from past traumas or make better choices than those that lead them into drug addiction. Cognitive behavioral therapy, group sessions, medication management, and psychoeducational groups give individuals an opportunity for transformation on their journey toward personal growth.
Addiction treatment is a journey and sobriety can seem far away. Our residential rehab in NJ gives those on the path to healing a chance to get closer to recovery. Our peer recovery support specialists oversee our Sober Living arrangements. We bridge the gap between outpatient services, offering attendees cutting-edge addiction treatments and an escape from their day, offering them a peaceful safe haven and helping make progress towards lasting sobriety achievable.