Medication-Assisted Treatment for Fentanyl Addiction

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Understanding Fentanyl Abuse

Understand Fentanyl Abuse Recovery

Often compared to morphine, fentanyl is a synthetic opioid narcotic pain medication that is prescribed to individuals who are experiencing pain after a medical procedure. When taken, fentanyl binds to the opiate receptors in the brain that are located in the areas of the brain that control pain and emotions. Although use of this medication can be extremely beneficial for the treatment of pain, it also results in feelings of intense relaxation and euphoria. These enticing feelings often cause individuals to consume this medication recreationally which can quickly lead to dependence and addiction. Once an individual becomes addicted to fentanyl, he or she often struggles with regaining control of his or her life.

While successfully defeating an addiction to fentanyl may feel impossible to many, treatment options are available. There are several treatment options that are available for the treatment for addiction, but none are as effective as medication-assisted treatment. This form of treatment provides individuals with specific medications that are formulated to alleviate the discomforts of withdrawal while allowing them to actively play an unimpaired role in their treatment. These medications are extremely safe and effective when taken as prescribed under the supervision of our medical staff.

Wichita Comprehensive Treatment Center believes that by taking a comprehensive treatment approach, patients are able to increase the likelihood of achieving lasting recovery. By incorporating the use of therapeutic interventions, such as individual and group therapy, alongside medication assisted treatment, patients are able to successfully overcome the hurdles that develop from the misuse of fentanyl.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Fentanyl Abuse at Wichita Comprehensive Treatment Center

Wichita Comprehensive Treatment Center supplies outpatient treatment options to men and women, aged 18 and older, who wish to break free from the chains of fentanyl addiction. Our experienced staff of nurses, doctors, and counselors works closely with patients in order to create individualized treatment programs that embody their unique needs and goals. The following medications and therapeutic services are available for patients of Wichita Comprehensive Treatment Center to incorporate into their customized plans of treatment:

Methadone: First introduced in the 1960s for the treatment of opioid addiction, methadone carries decades of extensive research along with its use to attest to its safety and efficiency. When taken as directed, methadone interacts with the same receptors in the brain that are typically activated by the abuse of fentanyl. Instead of creating feelings of euphoria or relaxation, methadone alleviates the discomforts of withdrawal while providing patients with the mental clarity that they require in order to progress in treatment. Patients who are prescribed methadone are given the opportunity to actively play a role in daily activities such as work, driving, and school in an unimpaired manner as use of this medication will not result in cognitive delays.

Suboxone: Using a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone is a U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medication that supplies patients with relief from the discomforts of withdrawal. The buprenorphine portion of this medication alleviates cravings for continued fentanyl use and withdrawal symptoms, while naloxone protects patients against overdose and abuse.

Subutex (Buprenorphine): Like Suboxone, Subutex uses buprenorphine in order to minimize the discomforts of withdrawal without producing feelings of euphoria. Unlike Suboxone, however, Subutex does not include naloxone. Patients who are prescribed this medication are able to actively play a part in their recovery process in an uninterrupted manner. Many patients who begin treatment by taking Subutex will often transition onto Suboxone later in treatment for maintenance purposes.

Individual therapy: By taking a comprehensive treatment approach, patients are able to increase the likelihood that lasting recovery will occur. For this reason, patients of Wichita Comprehensive Treatment Center are invited to incorporate the use of individual therapy into their treatment program. These one-on-one sessions allow patients to work with one of our expert counselors in order to address and treat the root causes of an individual’s addictive behaviors. These sessions allow patients to treat the emotional, behavioral, and psychological aspects of their addiction to fentanyl while preparing for a future that is substance-free. Additionally, use of these sessions allows a patient to work through any concerns or questions that may develop while in treatment.

Group therapy: In addition to the use of individual therapy sessions, patients of Wichita Comprehensive Treatment Center are encouraged to take part in group therapy. These sessions provide a safe and structured environment for which patients are able to work alongside other individuals who are also seeking treatment for addiction. Group therapy sessions are led by one of our highly qualified counselors who provide an educational and encouraging atmosphere for each patient to share his or her feelings.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider Wichita Comprehensive Treatment Center for Fentanyl Abuse

Individuals who abuse fentanyl place themselves at risk for a variety of physical and psychological obstacles that must be overcome. The abuse of this medication results in an inability to properly function due to the feelings of euphoria that it produces, a depression of the immune system, and gastrointestinal problems. Psychologically, the abuse of fentanyl can cause the onset of hallucinations and delusions which can cause a variety of other issues. Additionally, the misuse of substances can rapidly damage every other component of an individual’s life including the stability of relationships, the ability to maintain employment, and meeting financial obligations.

While the thought of overcoming an addiction to this powerful medication may feel impossible, help is available. Wichita Comprehensive Treatment Center understands the overwhelming nature of addiction and is here to help you or someone that you care for in regaining control of your life.