What is Fentanyl?
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug that is used medically as a pain reliever and anesthetic. It is much more potent than other opioids, such as morphine and heroin, and is often used in medical settings to manage severe pain, such as during surgery or for cancer patients. Fentanyl can also be illegally manufactured and sold on the black market, where it is often mixed with other drugs or sold as a counterfeit prescription pill. Illicit use of fentanyl has been linked to a significant increase in overdose deaths in recent years.
How to get off Fentanyl Addiction
1. Seek professional help: The first step in getting off fentanyl addiction is to seek professional help. This may involve going to a rehab center, seeing a therapist or counselor, or consulting with a doctor who specializes in addiction treatment.
2. Gradual tapering: Gradual tapering involves slowly reducing the dosage of fentanyl over time until the body is no longer dependent on the drug. This should only be done under the supervision of a medical professional.
3. Medication-assisted treatment: Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) involves using medications such as buprenorphine or methadone to help manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings. MAT can be an effective way to manage fentanyl addiction.
4. Behavioral therapy: Behavioral therapy can help individuals with fentanyl addiction identify and change negative patterns of behavior and thinking that contribute to their addiction. This may involve individual therapy, group therapy, or a combination of both.
5. Support groups: Support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous or SMART Recovery can provide a supportive community for individuals recovering from fentanyl addiction. These groups offer peer support and can help individuals stay motivated and accountable in their recovery journey.
6. Lifestyle changes: Making positive lifestyle changes such as exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, and getting enough sleep can help individuals in recovery from fentanyl addiction maintain their sobriety and improve their overall health and well-being.
Suboxone is a class III, controlled substance and
can become addicting. It too is considered an opioid.
Keep all prescriptions in their original bottles or package.
Weekly, medical visits are required during the opioid
detoxification and maintenance program
to ensure that opioid dependency on Suboxone does not develop.
The program is intended for those that wish
to help themselves be free of all opioids, including Suboxone.
This program is not intended for those that wish to continue their addiction
and support it with Suboxone.
If you are in legal trouble and enter a Detox Program
to "make it look good on paper" you will not be successful!
If you are not ready for help, nothing, and no one, will be able to help!
So, have your parents or grandparents save their hard earned money,
and remember, don't waste my time!
The only thing that will stop your addiction is you, nothing else, no magic pill,
no special chemicals, no special counseling, no drug rehabs, not even jails or prisons;
only a head strong individual that is determined, ready, and down right sick and tired
of being held hostage by their addiction.
If that sounds like you, then you are ready for help as an out patient, if not then come
when you are serious, or once you have been treated for other possible underlying
mental diseases in an "in patient" facility.
All out patient drug treatment facilities are intended to treat individuals that are medically
stable and mentally sound. If you feel that you are not there yet, then a hospital or institutional
setting might be what you need first, and that is okay, because you can still get help and get
Opioid Addiction is a medical disease of both the mind and the body.
Life is too short,
and I guarantee that you will regret that you have wasted far too much time
hanging with friends that think it's cool to be using drugs.
Friends don't give friends drugs!
Substitution of one controlled substance for another
does not resolve the problem. The problem is within you.
There may be undiagnosed mental illness that you are not
aware of that has caused you to be vulnerable to addiction,
and has made you feel as though you cannot succeed at anything, or
you may be a victim of mental, physical, or sexual abuse, that has
taken a big part of your life from you and made you feel numb.
Many people do not have a clue what has caused their problems.
No matter what it is that has put you in the situation that you are presently in,
there is help, and better health waiting for you now.
You are fixable as long as you are alive.
Remember, no matter what it is, if you want help and direction, you
will find it. You must want to change, if you do, then you will!
Identify who or what it is that is keeping you in the dark?
Then ask why? If you are being harmed seek legal cover
and protection. If you are suicidal, go to your local emergency
department and tell them, or dial 911 for help. The Addiction(s) and,
or Mental Illness will make you feel alone, depressed, and trapped.
They can make you become very paranoid and afraid to get help.
Remember, it is the DISEASE that is doing this, and there is HELP.
Many good people are out there in the world that really do care about you.
Drug and Alcohol Addictions can make people do things that
they never thought could be possible. If you are being haunted by
this nightmare, there is help, there is hope, and there is definitely
a happy ending in sight. Don't judge yourself when in an altered
If you want to get better, I can, and I will, help you.
It all starts with you. Nothing is impossible!
Medical treatment is needed to treat the physical dependency,
and medical treatment is needed to treat the psychological dependency.
To get remission of this disease, both physical, and psychological
dependencies, must be properly treated.
Find your spiritual self and you will begin to heal.
Get help with the psychological dependeny.
"To Do List "
Prior to coming to the office for Suboxone treatment:
Please be in withdrawal at the time of your initial medical visit.
Do not use anything the night before coming in!
Women that are pregnant cannot use Suboxone.
If you use Methadone, you must be off of it for a
minimum of 30 days prior to starting Suboxone
or else you will become very ill.
The urine drug screen
for Methadone must be NEGATIVE
before starting on Suboxone.
You must fail a urine drug screen for opioids, test positive for opioid to enter Detox. If you don't you are not permitted in detox.
If you are on Suboxone or Subutex and are not using Opioids you must have a valid prescription from a licensed doctor before we will allow a transfer into our Detox Clinic.
If you are only on Suboxone or Subutex and are buying them from the street, you are not permitted into the Detox Clinic. You must fail a urine drug screen for opioids.
Do not use any opioids the night before you plan on entering the Acute Opioid Detox Clinic.
No Pot, no drugs other than opioids.
Valium, Ativan, Xanax, Librium, or Klonopin.)
Mixture of these medications with
Suboxone will make you very ill.
No Controlled Substances other than opioids are allowed, even if prescribed. Talk with your doctors first to help get you off of all other controlled substances. Tell them you have an addiction.
Make sure that you have not taken any of these for at least
two weeks prior to starting on Suboxone.
Change your telephone/cellular phone numbers
and do not give them out!
You must first break away from your bad ways and contacts.
Stop being prey to the drug dealers/prescribers
that do not care about you.
Have or seek psychological support to
assist you with changing your bad thinking.
Ask the Lord to save you, and believe that He will.
"Ask and you shall receive."
Get rid of your fears for they only will set you up for failure.
Set your goals, if you do not have any, find some.
You will never get off of opioids if you do not have a focus.
Find it and do not take your eyes off of it!
Believe in yourself, find ways to restore your broken self esteem.
Stop making excuses and remember that this disease
will stay with you for as long as you want it to.
Opioid Addiction is a MEDICAL DISEASE that
affects both the mind and the body.
Suboxone will treat your body addiction, the physical cravings will stop,
but it will not treat the psychological, mental component.
In other words, you must seek help to change your
psychological addiction and change your
bad ways of thinking and dealing with life.
Wake up and start living before your life passes away.
Stop making excuses for all of your bad behavior.
You will have the disease of opioid addiction for the rest of your life,
even when you are off of Suboxone therapy, but you will
NOT be addicted unless you want to be.
If you would ever take another narcotic or Ultram (Tramadol)
after successful completion of the opioid detoxification, maintenance,
and titration off of Suboxone, the addiction will start all over again,
but only it will be ten times worse. Do not choose to be addicted.
Structure your life, find work if you do not have any.
Any type of work is better than none.
Educate yourself, it is never too late.
Take away your excessive "free time" and make something out of this life.
STOP falling PREY to people that do not care whether you live or die.
Stop blaming yourself! The past is the past,
it is gone and you cannot do anything about it
to change it, so as my mother would say:
"Just Go On," after all, that is all
that you can do.
Forget your mistakes, but remember what they taught you!
Start being a Leader, rather than a Follower.
You will be okay and you too can over come this debilitating disease.
You are already on your way.
Please remember, if you have abused your body for years,
you must give it some time to allow it to heal.
Bring with you to your initial office visit, a hand written statement/letter
explaining the course of your life and how you got addicted.
Please include what you are addicted to, how much,
how you are using, ie...IV, snort, smoke.
Include any drug rehabilitation centers,
any criminal charges relating to your use of drugs,
and include anything else that you would like
me to know about you.
Be honest and allow me to understand
you and your addiction so that I can
help you put an end to it forever.