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What is Fentanyl?

What is Fentanyl?  Is Fentanyl an opioid? Fentanyl is a Schedule II drug that is prescribed for pain. Illegal Fentanyl use is increasing and is causing thousands of overdose deaths each year.  People are dying due to respiratory suppression, primarily. The Ranch PA has a pain management center on its 15-acre campus in Pennsylvania. The contact information is provided below.

What Kind Of Drug Is Fentanyl?

Is Fentanyl an opioid or an opiate? Because Fentanyl is a synthetic drug, it is classified as an opioid. Opiates are derived from a flowering poppy plant. Consequently, it is natural. Moreover, opioids are any drug that works with the opioid receptors in the brain. Opioids are either natural or synthetic. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that Fentanyl is most akin to the opiate, Morphine. However, it is 50 to 100 times stronger than Morphine. What is Fentanyl clinically? Fentanyl is known as a synthetic opioid analgesic.  What is Fentanyl called on the street? Street names for Fentanyl include Jackpot, Goodfella, Friend, Apache, Dance Fever, Tango and Cash, China White, China Girl, and TNT. Fentanyl-laced Heroin is also available on the streets.

How Can It Be Found On The Street?

Fentanyl use may have started as a prescription, following surgery or used during surgery. Becoming addicted happens quickly for some. What began as a prescription may become an illicit drug problem. Unfortunately, this drug is readily available on the street. On the street, Fentanyl is mixed with other opioids and opiates, as well as other ingredients that are unmanaged and unregulated. As a result, it is easier to overdose because the amount of street Fentanyl is unknown. As stated, Fentanyl is a rather potent opioid in and of itself when it is mixed with other opioids and opiates the lethality increases.

What Is Fentanyl Addiction And How Can It Be Managed In A Controlled Facility?

Clarity Way has a pain management center in Hanover, Pennsylvania, that can help with you or your loved one’s Fentanyl addiction. The types of clients that are treated at the center include:

  • Clients who want to reduce or remove  pain killers from their life
  • Who understand that they are abusing painkillers and desire treatment for their addiction
  • That have family members that are concerned about their painkiller usage

This program is highly individualized, and they take into account your particular situation. Biopsychosocial assessments are given to understand what your pain management needs are. The goal of this program is to help you live a fuller lifestyle while managing pain healthily. Holistic options for pain management are introduced, as well. Holistic options can supplement prescription pain medication in some cases. If detoxification is needed, clients will receive medically-supervised drug detoxification. Physical discomfort is controlled with medication tapers. While you are detoxing, an accurate assessment of pain can be given.

Being Cautious Pays Off

It’s essential to do this with an objective professional due to the nature of painkiller abuse. Clients who are actively abusing painkillers cannot properly gauge their level of pain due to their addiction. At The Ranch PA,  you’ll receive proper pain management monitoring to help you with the painkiller free life that you seek.

The Ranch PA Programming

In addition to the high standard of care we render at our pain management center, we have other substance abuse treatment programs to help you or your loved ones deal with their addiction head-on. The effectiveness of the treatment is a conjoint effort between you and our staff.

Call us at 717.969.9126 today to get started on your substance abuse-free life.

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