Why is Medical Detox Necessary?
When it comes to fentanyl withdrawal, medical detox is always a necessary first step on the lifelong road to recovery. An abrupt discontinuation of this specific opioid narcotic will lead to harsh physical and psychological symptoms. At Pine Tree Recovery Center, the way we treat these symptoms will always vary on a person-to-person basis. In most cases, when it comes to fentanyl, tapering is an ideal choice. This essentially means slowly lowering the dosage until the chemical substance is completely eliminated from the bloodstream. This will help alleviate physical discomfort while reducing psychological cravings. Tapering will be closely monitored by a prescribing physician, and if any symptoms do arise they will be thoroughly treated as they occur.
In the vast majority of cases, an individual will first be switched off of fentanyl to a less dangerous and habit-forming opioid before the tapering process begins. Fentanyl is one of the most potent and dangerous opioid narcotics on the market, therefore removing it from the system sooner rather than later is always an ideal choice. For example, if a client comes to us with a severe fentanyl addiction, we might begin administering suboxone until he or she is stabilized, then slowly reducing the dose of suboxone until physical stabilization is achieved. When Medication Assisted Treatment is utilized, the medications we substitute are reduced by 20 to 50 percent daily, ensuring that no severe and life-threatening complications occur. We combine proven medical techniques with therapeutic intervention and effective holistic detox methodologies.
Our Straightforward Admissions Process
Grappling with a fentanyl addiction is certainly stressful enough as it is, and we understand that finally coming to terms with having a serious problem and becoming willing to seek professional help can be very overwhelming in and of itself. For this reason, our team of addiction specialists, medical professionals and case managers have worked together to develop a simple and straightforward admissions process. All you have to do is give us a call and we will take care of the rest. Pine Tree Recovery Center accepts most major insurance providers, and our Treatment Advisors conduct over the phone. If you are currently insured, there is a very good chance that your treatment experience is partially or fully covered. We also provide brief pre-assessments over the phone, which help our medical team determine which level of clinical care is right for each unique case. When it comes to fentanyl detox, however, medically monitored care is always a necessary first step on the road to recovery. Those who have been suffering at the hands of a fentanyl abuse disorder of any severity are likely to experience moderate to severe symptoms of withdrawal, considering that this specific opioid narcotic is so potent and habit-forming.