Fentanyl Detox in Charlotte, North Carolina
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Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is prescribed by doctors to treat severe pain after surgery or for late-stage cancer. The Center for Disease Control states that fentanyl is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Illicit fentanyl is often mixed with heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and xylazine, often without the user’s knowledge, putting them at a much higher risk for overdose and death.
According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA):
- 2mg of fentanyl have the potential to be lethal, particularly for people with no opioid tolerance
- Opioid deaths rose 38% from January 2020-January 2021
- Fentanyl is involved in more deaths of Americans under the age of 50 than any other cause of death, including heart disease, cancer, homicide, suicide and other accidents
While detoxing from fentanyl will follow the same process as other opioids, it presents its own unique challenges because of its potency and highly addictive nature. Prolonged use of fentanyl changes how the brain processes pain and emotions, making detox a difficult physical and mental adjustment. This level of discomfort is hard to endure, which is why it’s vital to have medical and social support during the process.
Call us at (800) 475-2312 to get started with fentanyl detox today. The team at Freedom Detox in Charlotte is here to help.