Fentanyl Addiction Treatment and Rehab

Fentanyl is a highly addictive narcotic drug that is up to 100 times more potent than morphine. Since the early 2000s, Americans have increasingly developed addictions to prescription opioids, including fentanyl. If you have a fentanyl addiction, now is the time to consider rehab. Though there are many options available, you need to make sure you’re choosing the right one for you. There is no single best treatment center for everyone — each person is unique and has different recovery needs. For example, some people require medical stabilization upon arrival at rehab, but not all facilities can provide that level of care. Before you choose a treatment program, thoroughly explore what it offers and consider how it may or may not meet your needs.
As you consider how to begin your recovery from fentanyl addiction, talk to a professional about the style of treatment that will help you the most. Each kind of treatment has its own set of advantages. Our team of treatment professionals at The Recovery Village is always available to discuss your situation with you — free of cost — and offer experienced insight.

Professionals often recommend the following three kinds of rehab:

  • Outpatient treatment
  • Inpatient rehab
  • Individualized group therapy
Residential treatment is usually considered the most intensive form of rehab. It is also often the most costly. You live at a treatment facility for a predetermined period of time. Usually this period is at least 28 days, but it varies based on your needs, your progress, and your insurance coverage. The full-time nature of residential treatment provides excellent accountability and also allows you to focus on what matters most — leaving fentanyl behind for good.

Outpatient treatment takes place at a rehab facility for several hours per week. (A more intensive outpatient care program will require more hours.) Regardless of the number of hours you spend on campus, you return home at night. Because there is much less accountability with outpatient than residential rehab, the outpatient method works best for people whose fentanyl addictions are not severe. This route is usually less expensive than inpatient treatment.

Group therapy for substance abuse provides the healing experience of sharing with other people who are also in recovery from drug addiction. Because this method is not very intensive, group therapy is best suited as an add-on to inpatient or outpatient drug rehab. At The Recovery Village, our group therapy sessions address addiction, everyday life struggles, and co-occurring disorders.

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If you have a mental illness that exists alongside your fentanyl addiction, your diagnosis is called co-occurring or comorbid disorders. Because comorbidity can complicate treatment, it is crucial that you find a facility that offers integrated co-occurring disorders treatment or a dual diagnosis rehab program.

Integrated treatment means that your treatment team will take your mental illness into account when addressing your addiction recovery needs. The Recovery Village specializes in integrated treatment for people who have addiction alongside one or more mental illnesses such as anorexia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and more.

One of the most effective methods of co-occurring disorders treatment is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This style of therapy aims to help you identify your negative thought patterns that feed your addiction and mental illness. Over time, you can establish healthy thought patterns to replace those negative ones.

Since narcotics like fentanyl are so habit-forming, relapse can occur after treatment. Thus, it is important to develop and stick to a relapse prevention plan.

It is never too early for relapse prevention. That is why many professionals advise that you begin recovery with a medical detox. Although you can do detox at home for some drugs (including fentanyl, in some cases), unsupervised detox can be dangerous if withdrawal symptoms are severe. The safest option is to have professional oversight during the detox process. That way, you are less likely to return to fentanyl if withdrawal symptoms grow uncomfortable.

As you progress through rehab, your treatment team will help to develop an aftercare plan for you. They will help you find aftercare providers near your home area so that you will still have accountability once you leave rehab. During rehab, you will also work with your treatment team to develop strategies for dealing with cravings, managing a sober social life, identifying triggers, and much more.

Everyone deserves to get the treatment they need to heal — including you. That is why The Recovery Village strives to make paying for addiction treatment as easy as possible. There are a few ways you can do this. Many people use health insurance.
In 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. This law states that all Marketplace insurance plans must provide some level of insurance coverage for substance use disorder treatment. If you have a Marketplace plan, explore its provisions for fentanyl rehab insurance. We invite you to contact us at The Recovery Village for a free insurance coverage check.

If you do not have health insurance, we are glad to work with you to help you get the treatment you need through another avenue. We may be able to set up a payment plan for you, or even a different rate based on your needs.

Also, you may be able to take out a loan from either a financial institution or a loved one. If you need help planning for your out-of-pocket expenses, our team is ready and glad to assist you, at no cost to you. Your life is priceless.

Addiction disease is strong, but recovery is real. With the right help, you can find the peace of long-term sobriety.

The Recovery Village is located north of Orlando in serene Central Florida. The sun shines almost every day here, enhancing the relaxing and positive atmosphere you need to recover. Whether you need residential rehab or outpatient treatment, you will benefit from the beauty of our beautiful campus. Dotted with tropical vegetation and waterscapes, The Recovery Village campus is quiet and removed from the stresses of city life.

More importantly, our staff is fully credentialed and experienced in addiction treatment and medicine. Our doctors, psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, and mental health technicians are devoted to helping you get better and leave fentanyl in the past.

We understand the pain of addiction but also see the joy of recovery each day. We are here to help you — just reach out.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, nicotine). Dec. 2012, https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/evidence-based-approaches-to-drug-addiction-treatment/behavioral. Accessed 20 Jan. 2017.

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Fentanyl Treatment & Rehab was last modified: July 21st, 2017 by The Recovery Village