What Are the Symptoms of Fentanyl Withdrawal?

Fentanyl is an extremely life-threatening and highly addictive drug. The strong and addictive nature of the drug makes quitting and overcoming withdrawal symptoms both challenging and uncomfortable and, at times, even life-threatening. This is why seeking professional care and detoxing at a treatment center is essential to not only help you effectively overcome your addiction but do so in a safe environment.

At Sequoia Recovery Centers, we offer detox treatment services to help you safely and effectively overcome symptoms of fentanyl withdrawal. Overcoming withdrawal symptoms is the first necessary step in any addict’s addiction recovery journey. We provide judgment-free, compassionate care to help all recovering addicts safely detox so they can continue on their recovery journey. 

If you or someone your know is struggling with addiction, contact us today to start your addiction recovery journey. Sequoia Recovery Centers is a drug and alcohol detox center in Spokane, Washington. Reach out to us to learn more about our medical detox programs.

How Does Fentanyl Affect the Body

Fentanyl is an extremely strong and highly addictive substance. Fentanyl is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Therefore, fentanyl addiction and overcoming symptoms of fentanyl withdrawal can be life-threatening. And, because of how strong fentanyl is, it can be difficult to overcome fentanyl addiction all on your own.

Overcoming any addictive substance, like fentanyl, isn’t a matter of mustering up enough willpower to quit. Addictive substances impact your brain chemistry and thus make it hard to quit using. Your brain naturally releases dopamine (a “feel good”/ pleasure hormone) when you do something pleasurable. However, when you repeatedly consume drugs to experience a certain euphoric effect, eventually, your body will produce and release less natural dopamine as it becomes dependent upon the drug to make you feel this desired effect. 

This is why overcoming withdrawal symptoms can be so difficult, and even life-threatening, because your body has essentially adapted and become dependent on these dopamine spikes from drugs like fentanyl.

How to Overcome Fentanyl Addiction

Because of how potent and strong fentanyl is, overcoming fentanyl addiction is not only difficult but can be life-threatening. This is why seeking help from a professional drug detox center, and addiction treatment center is essential to safely and effectively overcome your addiction for good. 

The first crucial step to overcoming fentanyl addiction is detoxing and overcoming your withdrawal symptoms. Overcoming withdrawal symptoms is not only a necessary first step for any recovering addict, but it is also important to overcome withdrawal symptoms completely so you can give your undivided attention and focus to receiving addiction treatment. 

Addiction treatment may vary from addict to addict; however, common treatment options include group therapy, one-on-one counseling, medication-assisted treatment, and more.

From there, you may choose to continue seeking professional support, even if it’s on a part-time basis, so you can transition back into your everyday life, but still receive the essential support to prevent you from relapsing. 

What Are the Symptoms of Fentanyl Withdrawal?

Overcoming fentanyl withdrawal signs can be painful and uncomfortable. Depending on the severity of your fentanyl addiction will influence how intense your withdrawal symptoms are, as well as how long you will be experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

Here are some common symptoms of fentanyl withdrawal:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Aching Muscles
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Runny eyes or nose
  • Intense Cravings to Abuse Fentanyl

Often, addicts may start to experience initial fentanyl withdrawal symptoms within the first 24 hours after not using. It may take up to 1-2 weeks for a fentanyl addict to overcome withdrawal symptoms depending upon the severity of their addiction. 

Break Free of Your Addiction Today 

Detoxing from fentanyl can be very uncomfortable and even, in some cases, life-threatening. This is why seeking professional care from a detox center to safely and effectively overcome your withdrawal symptoms is essential. Although withdrawal symptoms can be painful and uncomfortable, overcoming your withdrawal symptoms is a critical first step in any addict’s recovery journey.

At Sequoia Recovery Centers, we are a medical detox treatment center that helps clients safely overcome withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately, experiencing symptoms of fentanyl withdrawal is an unavoidable part of the detox process. However, at our detox center, our compassionate staff will provide constant support and care so you can overcome your addiction and get one step closer to living a long-term life of sobriety. 
Contact us today to learn more about how you can start your addiction recovery journey.

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