Fentanyl Rehab Hope begins at Decision Point Center

Fentanyl Rehab in Arizona

Evidence-Based Fentanyl Addiction Treatment in Arizona

Fentanyl is one of the strongest opioid drugs on the market as well as one that is shorter-lasting than some of the other well-known drugs, which is a deadly combination for addicts. Fentanyl is often used after surgery or for pain that breaks through beyond the normal opioid that a chronic pain sufferer takes. It also is available for time-release, providing strong pain relief over time. These factors create a dangerous effect for drug use disorder sufferers, because the chances of overdosing are extremely high.

If you or someone you love is addicted to fentanyl, there is no time to wait. You need to seek rehabilitation before it is too late. Our team of opioid addiction specialists at Decision Point Center can be your guide in recovery.

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About Decision Point Center

Our fentanyl rehab center offers a safe place for people who abuse or are addicted to opioids, helping the break their habit in a comfortable and controlled environment.

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​Our professional staff understands that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all style of treatment, which is why we take the time to learn about your unique situation and the potential challenges to recovery in order to develop the best possible treatment. We can also help you manage psychological symptoms whenever you experience withdrawal symptoms and suffer from any pre-existing mental health conditions.

We provide a Residential Inpatient program that consists of various therapeutic approaches and modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Therapy, Family Therapy, and EMDR Therapy, followed by a comprehensive assessment. Since fentanyl is a powerful drug to overcome, we offer longer treatment through extended residential care that lasts an additional. 

Symptoms of Fentanyl Addiction

As with other opioid addictions, fentanyl’s signs and symptoms look much like a sedative. They also may be accompanied by a lack of care for oneself, possibly illegal activity, or apathy towards life in general.

If you or a loved one is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, it is time to seek help:

  • Euphoria
  • Drowsiness
  • Mellowness
  • Dry mouth
  • Slowed breathing
  • Itching/scratching skin excessively
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Insomnia or disrupted sleep patterns
  • Vivid or bad dreams
  • Sweating
  • Water retention in extremities

Fentanyl is a drug that requires increased dosage rather quickly to achieve the same affect, and addiction typically sets in rapidly. It is imperative that you seek help as early and as diligently as possible to reduce risk of death or permanent damage from overdose.

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Signs of Fentanyl Addiction

Since many patients don’t believe opioid pain relievers (OPRs) such as fentanyl are not as addictive as heroin or other illegal drugs, there has been a significant increase in accidental and intentional abuse in recent years. Fentanyl substantially affects the central nervous system, causing an excessive flood of dopamine that chemically alters the brain as time goes on.

When patients experience such a neurochemical change, they ultimately become dependent. After exhausting their prescription, they often attempt to obtain fentanyl through illegal methods or even become addicted to heroin.

Building a tolerance for fentanyl’s narcotic properties can result in patients needing more of the drug to experience the sensations they felt when they started using it. Our professional staff can identify problematic behavior such as tolerance development or suffering withdrawal symptoms.

Fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, can cause various short-term effects when someone becomes addicted:

  • Euphoria and Relaxation: Fentanyl produces intense feelings of euphoria and relaxation, which can be immediate upon ingestion. This can lead to a rapid onset of addiction as individuals seek to recreate these feelings.
  • Drowsiness and Sedation: Users may experience extreme drowsiness and sedation, sometimes to the point of losing consciousness. This effect can be dangerous, especially if someone is operating heavy machinery or driving.
  • Confusion and Disorientation: Fentanyl's impact on the brain can cause confusion and disorientation, impairing cognitive abilities and decision-making.
  • Respiratory Depression: One of the most dangerous short-term effects is respiratory depression. Fentanyl can significantly slow down breathing rates, potentially leading to respiratory arrest or death, especially in cases of overdose.
  • Nausea and Vomiting: Some users may experience nausea and vomiting shortly after taking fentanyl.
  • Constipation: Opioids, including fentanyl, can cause constipation due to their impact on the digestive system.
  • Tolerance and Dependence: With continued use, tolerance to fentanyl can develop rapidly, meaning higher doses are needed to achieve the same effects. This often leads to dependence, where the body becomes reliant on the drug to function normally.

Long-term fentanyl addiction can result in various severe and sometimes irreversible effects on both physical and mental health:

  • Tolerance and Dependence Escalation: Long-term use often leads to increased tolerance, requiring higher doses to achieve the desired effects. Dependence becomes more profound, making it challenging to quit without experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
  • Physical Health Effects: Chronic fentanyl use can damage multiple bodily systems. Respiratory problems persist and worsen, potentially leading to respiratory failure or other severe breathing issues. It can also weaken the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to infections.
  • Cardiovascular Issues: Fentanyl abuse can cause heart problems, including irregular heartbeats, increased risk of heart attack, and potential damage to the cardiovascular system.
  • Gastrointestinal Complications: Long-term opioid use, including fentanyl, often leads to severe constipation, which can result in bowel issues and complications.
    Neurological Impact: Prolonged use of fentanyl can lead to changes in brain structure and function, affecting cognitive abilities, memory, and decision-making. Chronic use may increase the risk of developing neurological disorders.
  • Psychological Effects: Mental health issues can worsen with long-term fentanyl addiction. Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders might become more severe or arise due to the substance abuse.
  • Social and Behavioral Consequences: Addiction to fentanyl can lead to strained relationships, loss of employment, financial instability, and legal issues. The intense cravings and focus on obtaining and using the drug can lead to neglect of responsibilities and social isolation.
  • Risk of Overdose: Long-term users are at a significantly higher risk of overdose due to the body's reduced sensitivity to the drug's effects. Overdose can result in respiratory failure, coma, or death.

Seeking professional help is crucial for individuals dealing with long-term fentanyl addiction. Treatment programs can help manage withdrawal symptoms, address underlying issues, and support individuals in their journey toward recovery.

How to Help Someone Addicted to Fentanyl

There are few things more painful than watching someone you love struggle with an addiction to fentanyl. You do not have to be a trained medical professional or an addiction expert to play a meaningful role in your loved one's recovery.

If your spouse, parent, child, friend, or other loved one is abusing fentanyl, consider the following:

  • Educate yourself as much as possible about addiction so you can truly understand what they are going through. The better you understand how these drugs affect a person's body and mind, the better prepared you will be to provide support.
  • Do not delay. Promptly tell your loved one you are concerned about their wellbeing and urge them to seek treatment. Do not make the mistake of thinking that they need to hit "rock bottom" before getting help. You could be saving their life.
  • Be careful with your tone. Approach them from a place of compassion, not judgment. They will be more receptive to your offers for help if they do not feel they are being shamed for their struggles.
  • Understand that they may not seek help at first. Be persistent.
  • If they refuse to acknowledge an obvious problem, consider staging an intervention with professional help.
  • If they do decide to seek treatment, stay involved in their recovery journey. Attend meetings with them, check in with them regularly, and continue to offer your support. This is the time where they will need you the most.

Call us at (844) 292-5010 today.

Contact Our Arizona Fentanyl Rehab Center Today

When you need help with recovery, turning to professional help can often be the difference of recovering into a life of sobriety or reaching a point of no return. Our team understand that asking for help takes courage and strength beyond what most believe they have—but we know you have that strength. Let our Arizona drug addiction treatment team show you how much power you hold within. Why choose Decision Point? We utilize a combination of old and new treatment options, pairing tried and true rehabilitation theory with active recovery therapy. We tailor your experience to build your confidence and show you just how strong you are. Don’t let the fentanyl win, contact our team today and take the first step towards recovery.

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  • Continuum of Care

    At Decision Point Center we are committed to ALWAYS walking alongside you. Even once you have completed our program, we make ourselves and our resources available to you any time you need.

  • Array of Possibilities

    Just like no two individuals are alike, neither are two addictions. We offer many different services in order to ensure your program is customized to your unique needs and goals.

  • Full-Person Plan

    Unlike other centers, we treat the individual, not the addiction. We work with you both during treatment and then work to help prepare you for once you leave. The journey begins with us but continues with you.

  • Decades of Experience

    Experience one of the most comprehensive assessments in the treatment world today and we understand that in order to treat the addiction, we must also treat the underlying cause.

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