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Fentanyl, the Drug

Dangers of Fentanyl Abuse

If you or someone you know is abusing Fentanyl and requires immediate help, call our toll-free number to speak with one of our referral counsellors. With their years of experience, they will be able to guide you to a proper solution. They will answer your questions and help you obtain the help you need.

Now a Popular Substance

Fentanyl has grown in popularity on the streets of many major cities of North America over the last decade. OxyContin, a leading drug of abuse years past, was restricted from several provincial governments to curtail or prevent addiction. Now the “popular” drug, fentanyl, causes overdoses at an alarming rate. Classed as a pain suppressor, it is an opioid and is 100 times more potent than morphine. A patch exists for cancer patients and other forms of disease that cause constant pain. The patch delivers the drug to the body by slowly seeping through the skin to provide the required prescribed relief for patients. However,  some people have used this patch to supplement their fentanyl abuse.

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.

Fentanyl use 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 Symptoms

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 suffers from Fentanyl abuse and needs immediate help. Finding a private detox and treatment centre is something that we recommend.  Call or request a callback, one of our counsellors is standing by.

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