Fentanyl Withdrawal and Detox

Fentanyl Withdrawal and DetoxIf you develop a case of fentanyl dependence or addiction, cessation of your medication intake will lead to the onset of opioid withdrawal symptoms. You can also develop these symptoms if you make a swift, steep decrease in your fentanyl consumption. Opioid withdrawal1 is a process with two distinct phases. In the first of these phases, you will experience issues such as uncontrollable yawning, an increase in your tear and mucus production, achy muscles, an increase in your sweat production, sleeplessness and an anxious or agitated mental state. Classic symptoms of phase two opioid withdrawal include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • cramps in your stomach or abdomen
  • unusual widening of your pupils
  • diarrhea
  • goose flesh or goose bumps

In people not also affected by other substance problems, fentanyl withdrawal may not lead to serious or severe health issues. However, you should still avoid quitting the medication on your own for several significant reasons. First, even in the absence of life-threatening complications, you may find yourself unable to tolerate the mental and physical changes triggered by withdrawal. To avoid these changes, you may return to active misuse of the medication, despite your desire to achieve abstinence.

Medically Supervised Detox

If you manage to quit fentanyl “cold turkey,” your risks for problems don’t end. Without professional help, your chances of an eventual relapse rise by a substantial amount. And if you relapse back into consumption of a powerful opioid like fentanyl, you face a serious chance of accidentally taking too much of the medication and overdosing.

Experts agree that supervised medical detoxificationaddiction/section-iii/7-medical-detoxification”>2 is the answer for people hoping to recover from fentanyl addiction and other forms of opioid use disorder. Supervised detox benefits you in multiple ways. First, the personnel in certified programs are well-versed in the steps needed to guard your health during both phases of opioid withdrawal. They also provide the guidance needed to help you reach initial sobriety without relapsing. Finally, detox participation prepares you for the treatment needed to remain substance-free over the weeks, months and years to come.

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  1. U.S. National Library of Medicine – MedlinePlus: Opiate and Opioid Withdrawal
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000949.htm
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse: Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction – What Science Says: Medical Detoxification          https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/teaching-packets/understanding-drug-abuse-addiction/section-iii/7-medical-detoxification
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