Medication-assisted Treatment for Fentanyl Addiction 

As a synthetic opioid pain medication, Fentanyl is commonly compared to morphine due to its ability to treat severe and chronic pain. Fentanyl is prescribed to individuals after a medical procedure as a pain reliever. When taken, Fentanyl causes increased levels of dopamine to be released by binding to the opiate receptors in the brain. When these levels are increased, patients often experience feelings of euphoria and relaxation. These enticing effects often result in individuals seeking more of this medication. When taken recreationally, Fentanyl can quickly cause individuals to develop tolerance and addiction. While ceasing use of Fentanyl may feel impossible, support options are available.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Center provides patients with the opportunity to take part in our medication-assisted treatment program. This form of treatment utilizes specific prescription medications that are designed to safely eliminate the symptoms of Fentanyl withdrawal while ceasing cravings for its continued use. When utilized alongside therapeutic interventions, patients are given the opportunity to safely return to a substance-free life. Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Center believes that in order for lasting recovery to occur, patients must receive treatment for the emotional and physical aspects of their addiction. Our comprehensive treatment approach provides patients with the tools necessary to progress towards a future free from the dangers of Fentanyl addiction.

Although defeating an addiction to this powerful medication may feel impossible and overwhelming, we are here to help. Patients of Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Center receive the highest quality of care from the moment they walk through our doors. By utilizing the education, tools, and treatment provided by Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Center, patients can come to know a life outside of addiction.

Types of Treatment Offered at Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Center

Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Center provides outpatient treatment for individuals aged 18 and older who are battling an addiction to Fentanyl. Our comprehensive treatment approach allows patients to develop customized plans of treatment that embody their unique treatment needs and goals. The following prescription medications and therapeutic interventions are available for patients to incorporate into their treatment plans:

Methadone: When taken as directed, methadone provides patients with relief from the physical discomforts linked to Fentanyl withdrawal while also eliminating cravings for continued Fentanyl use. Extensive clinical research has confirmed the safety and effectiveness of methadone when taken as directed under the guidance of a licensed medical professional. Use of this medication will not cause patients to experience cognitive impairments, which allows individuals the ability to actively play a role in daily obligations such as work and driving without impairment.

Suboxone: Suboxone utilizes a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone to provide patients with relief from the physical discomforts of withdrawal. Naloxone protects patients against abuse and overdose, while buprenorphine eliminates withdrawal symptoms as well as cravings for continued Fentanyl use. Use of Suboxone has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of opioid addiction.

Subutex (Buprenorphine): With buprenorphine as its primary active ingredient, Subutex safely eliminates cravings for continued Fentanyl use while providing relief from the physical symptoms linked to withdrawal. The majority of patients who are initially prescribed Subutex will later transition onto Suboxone for the remainder of their treatment.

Individual therapy: In order for lasting recovery to be achieved, Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Center believes that patients must receive treatment for both the physical and emotional aspects of their addiction to Fentanyl. Individual therapy provides patients with the opportunity to openly discuss the underlying causes of their addiction to appropriately prepare for a future that is substance-free. By working one-on-one with a highly qualified counselor, patients are able to work through any issues or questions that may arise during the course of treatment while progressing towards recovery.

Group therapy: Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Center also promotes the use of group therapy sessions for our patients. These counselor-led sessions encourage open and honest communication between patients. By working alongside other individuals who are also receiving treatment for addiction, patients can obtain the support and encouragement that is vital for long-term recovery.

Why Consider Treatment at Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Center

The dangers linked to the abuse of Fentanyl can cause both physical and emotional challenges. If treatment is not received, the risk of overdose remains present. Abusing Fentanyl can result in the onset of gastrointestinal issues, an inability to function in a proper manner due to intense feelings of euphoria, and a depressed immune system. Daily obligations such as work and school are often unmet as individuals are unable to productively play a role in daily activities. Once thriving and steady relationships quickly fade away, job loss becomes a reality due to poor performance in the workplace, and a loss of income can result in financial issues. Additionally, abuse of this medication can cause drastic mood shifts, the onset of hallucinations, and excessive levels of paranoia. Although recovery may feel impossible, support and help are available.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Center is here to provide patients with the compassionate support that is required in order to successfully progress towards recovery. We are here to assist you or someone that you care for in safely returning to the healthy, happy, and substance-free life that you deserve to enjoy.