Fentanyl is a potent, highly addictive synthetic opioid. Fentanyl is a driving force of the opioid epidemic, as this drug has contributed to a sharp increase in fatal overdoses across the United States. It can often be found mixed with heroin, cocaine, or other substances and can lead to extremely dangerous interactions. If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to fentanyl, treatment can make a difference. At Athens Recovery, our fentanyl addiction treatment program is designed to lead to lasting, sustainable recovery.
Breaking free from the cycle of addiction on your own can feel impossible. At Athens Recovery, you’ll find support that can change your life. With the help of our compassionate team, the support of your peers in recovery, and a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs, healing is possible.
Understanding Fentanyl Addiction
Medically, fentanyl is highly effective at managing pain and is often used to treat people with severe pain, such as those suffering from cancer or end-stage illnesses. However, fentanyl is often found in illicit forms, and some people may start using it without even realizing that they are taking fentanyl. This, combined with its strength and potency, leads to an extremely high potential for addiction and abuse.
Addiction develops as a result of the brain’s reward system being stimulated by drug use. With fentanyl, this reward can be so powerful that it becomes difficult to quit without the help of professionals.
Signs that you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to fentanyl include:
- Increased tolerance and the need for more of the substance in order to feel the same effects
- Difficulty controlling usage, such as not being able to stop taking it once you start
- Withdrawal symptoms when use is stopped or decreased
- Using fentanyl even when it is causing physical, mental, or emotional harm
The help of our fentanyl addiction treatment program can make a difference.
Our Fentanyl Addiction Treatment Program
At Athens Recovery, we understand that everyone’s journey to addiction recovery is unique. Our approach to fentanyl addiction treatment is client-centered, where we work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your individual needs. Our fentanyl addiction treatment program includes detox, individual therapy, group counseling, holistic therapies, and aftercare support. Detox is the first step in our treatment program. In this level of care, clients receive both medical care and emotional support to help them safely and comfortably withdraw from fentanyl. Then, in our partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, clients build a foundation for long-term recovery.
Individual therapy is an essential aspect of our fentanyl addiction treatment program. Our licensed mental health professionals work with you on a one-on-one basis to address the root causes of your addiction. We use evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and trauma therapy. Group counseling is another integral part of our fentanyl addiction treatment program. Meeting with peers who share similar experiences can be a significant source of support and motivation.
Reach Out to Athens Recovery Today to Begin Your Journey to Recovery
Healing is within reach. If fentanyl addiction has taken hold of your life, we’re here to help. Contact Athens Recovery today to learn more about our fentanyl addiction treatment program and take the first step towards a healthier, happier life in recovery.
Getting started is simple—just reach out to our team at 844.959.4998 or connect with us online to learn more about our substance abuse treatment programs, verify your insurance, and get started on your journey to recovery.