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Dangers of Fentanyl

If you or someone you know is abusing Fentanyl and requires immediate help call 1-888-488-8434 to speak with one of our addiction counselors. Their years of experience will help to answer all your questions and be able to propose various solutions for proper detox and drug rehabilitation that is right for your situation and needs. Fentanyl has grown in popularity on the streets of many major cities of North America over the last 5 years. Whereas OxyContin, one of the leading drug of abuse has seen restrictions from several provincial governments to curtail or prevent addiction, now the drug being abused at an alarming rate is Fentanyl. This drug classed as a pain suppressor is an opiate and is many times more potent than morphine. The patch is used for cancer patients and other forms of disease that cause constant pains from which people suffer. The patch delivers the drug to the body by slowly seeping in through the skin tissue to deliver the required prescribed relief for patients. An increasing amount of people are abusing this drug, in fact, drug rehabs and detox centers have noticed a rise in the demand for addiction treatment for this drug. When a person abusing opiates such as heroin or OxyContin discovers the Fentanyl patch they will attempt to use this instead of Heroin. There are unpredictable results in its use because the patch has a high concentration of the drug and the addict cannot determine the amount being abused. Thus the reason for so many drug overdoses and even some reported death from abusing Fentanyl.

The Effects of Fentanyl

Fentanyl like any other opiates will have the effect of euphoria, drowsiness, lethargy, and mellowness. Tolerance to Fentanyl is very quick so higher doses are achieved in a matter of weeks.

Other undesirable signs of using Fentanyl include;

• Dizziness and light headed
• Dry mouth
• Retention of urine
• Suppression of breathing
• Severe constipation
• Itching or hives
• Nausea and vomiting
• Loss of appetite
• Weight loss
• Headache
• Difficulty seeing
• Depression
• Hallucinations
• Bad dreams
• Difficulty sleeping
• Sweating
• Shaking
• Swollen extremities

Withdrawal from Fentanyl

Symptoms of withdrawal from fentanyl can include anxiety,

• runny nose,
• aches and pains,
• shivers,
• irritability,
• Pain
• Insomnia
• Vomiting
• Nausea
• Agitation
• Depression
• Restless legs

Per reports from drug addiction counselors, the withdrawal of Fentanyl can be as ghastly as other opiate withdrawals, with the added danger that it can cause seizures and other life-threatening effects.

Anyone attempting to withdraw from Fentanyl should contact a professional addiction counselor to be properly guided. If you know someone who is addicted to Fentanyl and needs immediate help to get into a private drug detox or drug addiction treatment program call one of our counselors today.

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