What is Fentanyl?
What is Fentanyl Used For?
What are the Side Effects of Fentanyl?
How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System?
Is Fentanyl Stronger Than Morphine?
Fentanyl is much stronger than morphine which is one of the leading reasons why it is responsible for so many overdoses. The potency of fentanyl means that it should never be consumed unless it’s been prescribed and even then, it should be taken with extreme caution and within the prescribed dosage.
Is Fentanyl an Opiate?
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid which means that this substance is developed in a laboratory. Opiates drugs are directly made from opium poppies and include heroin and opium. Opioids are drugs that are at least partly synthetic (made in a lab). The result is that fentanyl is much more potent and addictive than an opiate which also makes it far more dangerous.
What is a Fentanyl Patch?
Fentanyl can be taken in many different shapes and forms. You may be surprised to learn that one of the most popular ways that this drug is consumed is through a transdermal (skin) patch. A fentanyl patch is usually reserved for people who are very sick and need to experience the relief that this drug can bring around the clock. The patch is applied directly to the skin and will not have to be changed for up to 72 hours.
What are Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms?
How Long Does Fentanyl Withdrawal Last?
In most cases, fentanyl withdrawal will last approximately seven days. You will experience the worst of your withdrawal symptoms between the first few hours and the first three days of your time in detox. By the end of your week in detox, you will be in a healthier place both physically and psychologically so that you can better focus on a long term treatment plan.
How Do You Detox from Fentanyl?
The safest way to go through the fentanyl detox process is to partner with a treatment facility that offers this type of recovery option in a medical environment. Sadly, there are countless people that attempt to go through the detox process at home without medical help and they come to experience the severe and life-threatening consequences of this decision. When you make the decision that you no longer want fentanyl to be a part of your life, reach out to a facility right away so that you can get the immediate care that you need.