Fentanyl is a potent and highly addictive opioid that is used to treat severe or chronic pain. It is also one of the primary causes of the recent spike in overdoses across the United States. At Vertava Health Mississippi, our fentanyl addiction treatment program can help you heal. Lasting, sustainable recovery from fentanyl addiction is possible, but it’s important to reach out for help right away.
Why We Offer Fentanyl Addiction Treatment
Fentanyl is a potent opioid used primarily for pain relief. It is similar to morphine, only it’s 50 to 100 times more potent. Fentanyl is commonly used for pain relief after surgery, chronic illness, or for people who have developed a high tolerance to other therapeutic opiates. It takes effect quickly—in as little as five minutes—while other opioids can take up to an hour to be effective.
Because fentanyl is one of the most deadly opioids on the market, it’s essential that those who are at risk of fentanyl addiction get the help they need as soon as possible.
As with other opiates, the primary symptoms of fentanyl use include:
Someone who uses fentanyl may soon develop a tolerance to their initial dose of the drug, meaning that they will need a higher dose to achieve the same high even after just a few days of use. The more a person uses fentanyl, the more their brain and body adapt and rely on it, which can quickly lead to physical dependence and addiction.
If a person has become addicted to fentanyl, they may show a number of physical symptoms as well as signs of addiction such as financial trouble, relationship strain, difficulties at work, and other significant behavioral changes.
How We Treat Fentanyl Addiction in Our Mississippi Rehab Center
We find that our patients are better able to focus on treating the mental aspects of addiction once physical dependence has been eased through detox. Our inpatient rehab program at Vertava Health Mississippi involves a multidisciplinary approach that deals with the root causes of fentanyl use.
We use a variety of treatment methods to address different areas of a person’s life that have contributed to and been altered by addiction, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy – CBT is a highly reputed type of psychotherapy that is focused on solution-based thinking, overcoming destructive patterns of behavior, and creating manageable goals.
- Dialectical behavior therapy – DBT is designed to help patients cope with conflict in their relationships and difficult emotions. Developing these skills helps improve problem-solving skills and encourages acceptance.
- Dual diagnosis treatment – This approach addresses co-occurring mental health disorders and substance use disorders, which are very often linked.
- Family therapy – Sessions with a therapist can help to repair relationships that have been damaged by fentanyl addiction and encourages family members to support their loved one in recovery.
Addiction recovery is not an easy process, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Rather than using a one-size-fits-all model, we create unique treatment plans that address each person’s needs to ensure their success in the recovery process. Lasting recovery from fentanyl addiction is possible, and the programs at Vertava Health Mississippi are here to help you every step of the way.
Reach Out to Vertava Health Mississippi Today
Learn more about our fentanyl rehab center by connecting with the Vertava Health Mississippi team at 844.951.1931 today. Customized treatment plans, evidence-based therapies, and a commitment to supporting our patients every step of the way are essential on the journey to recovery.