Fentanyl Detox in Charlotte, North Carolina
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Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. It is extremely addictive, can be manufactured illegally, and is now responsible for the majority of opioid overdoses nationwide. In 2018, over 31,000 people died as a result of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.
Recovering from a fentanyl addiction may literally be the difference between life and death. Fentanyl detox helps you remove the drug from your system while minimizing withdrawal symptoms and lowering the risk of relapse. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, withdrawal symptoms are the main reason people find it so difficult to stop taking fentanyl.
With Freedom Detox, however, you have an entire team that can help you detox from fentanyl in the safest, most comfortable way possible.
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What Is Fentanyl Detox?
Fentanyl detox is the first step to overcoming a fentanyl addiction. In detox, your body and mind have the chance to rid themselves of fentanyl, and our team helps you manage your withdrawal symptoms. Fentanyl detox is a medically managed intensive inpatient service, which means you will be supervised by our Charlotte fentanyl detox team 24/7. It also means we can help mitigate your withdrawal symptoms with approved medications. At Freedom Detox, our team consists of nurses, medical doctors, counselors, and other support staff. When you need us, we will be there.
Why Do I Need Fentanyl Detox?
Because the risk of fentanyl overdose is so high, you should not try to detox from fentanyl on your own. As soon as you stop using fentanyl, your body begins to adapt to the absence of the drug, which usually means your tolerance goes down. If withdrawal symptoms become unbearable after the first few days and you resort to fentanyl for relief, you could accidentally overdose and die.
Detox programs like the one at Freedom Detox exist to eliminate the risk of overdose and death – and to help you get better.
What Are the Symptoms of Fentanyl Withdrawal?
Withdrawal symptoms can begin as early as a few hours after your last dose of fentanyl. Typically, these symptoms include:
- Severe cravings
- Sleep problems
- Nausea and vomiting
- Cold flashes with goose bumps
- Muscle and bone pain
- Uncontrollable leg movements
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved certain opioid and non-opioid medications and treatments to help patients cope with the symptoms of fentanyl withdrawal.
How Does Fentanyl Detox Work?
When you check into Freedom Detox for our fentanyl detox services, you will enter a safe, controlled environment with 24/7 supervision and support. To mitigate your symptoms, our team can provide you with controlled doses of buprenorphine which bind to your opioid receptors and reduce symptoms and cravings. If you’d prefer to stay away from opioids entirely, we can prescribe lofexidine to reduce your symptoms or use an electrical nerve stimulator (the NSS-2 Bridge) for up to 5 days.
We help find the correct solution for each patient. In addition to providing FDA-approved medications, we offer counseling, psychosocial group support, discharge planning, and aftercare.
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How Long Does Fentanyl Detox Last?
Everyone’s body responds differently to fentanyl detox. If you were using large amounts of fentanyl, your time in detox may have to be longer. Your time in detox will also depend on how well you respond to the medications we use.
Most fentanyl detox programs last anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks, depending on the circumstances of your fentanyl addiction. When you are physically and emotionally stable, you may leave detox, but you must remember that fentanyl detox is only the first stage of recovery. After detox, which lasts 5 to 7 days for most patients, many people choose to enter inpatient care, attend partial hospitalization programs, or seek intensive outpatient care.
Freedom Detox belongs to a company called Pyramid Healthcare, so we can help you find in-network follow up treatment near you.
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For many, the first step toward recovery is the most difficult. We understand how scary it is to ask for help, but we also know that a better life awaits you on the other side of fentanyl addiction. With Freedom Detox, you don’t have to go through the hardest part alone.
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