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Fentanyl Addiction Self-Assessment Quiz
This self-guided assessment was created to help you evaluate the level of your fentanyl use, but this quiz is not intended to replace a proper clinical diagnosis of fentanyl addiction.
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This self-guided assessment was created to help you evaluate the level of your fentanyl use — it is not intended to replace a proper clinical diagnosis of drug addiction. You can use the results of this assessment as a guide to:
- Help you determine if your fentanyl use is problematic
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder
- Seek treatment for fentanyl addiction if necessary
If you’ve discovered that you may be struggling with a substance use disorder, help is available at The Recovery Village. You can review your results with a physician or contact us today to find a fentanyl addiction treatment program that works well for your situation.
FAQs About Fentanyl Addiction & Treatment
- How much fentanyl is too much?
The maximum amount of fentanyl that can be safely used varies significantly between individuals and is affected by a variety of factors, such as age, health, genetics and previous history of opioid use. A very small amount of fentanyl has a large impact, making it crucial that this medication is only given by a healthcare provider in a controlled setting.
- How often can you take fentanyl?
The frequency with which fentanyl is used varies based on the situation. Fentanyl may be given as a slow, continuous infusion in some medical situations.
- What is a high dose of fentanyl?
What is considered a high dose of fentanyl is patient-dependent since even a low dose of fentanyl has a strong effect on some patients. Typically, doses greater than 100 mcg are not used.
- How long does it take to get addicted to fentanyl?
There is no set time frame for a fentanyl addiction to develop, however, research from the CDC shows that the risk of opioid addiction rises significantly after three to five days of use.
- How can I stop my fentanyl addiction?
A fentanyl addiction can be very dangerous and you should treat it seriously. Stopping a fentanyl addiction can be difficult. The most effective way to stop using opioids such as fentanyl is by seeking out professional medical help through healthcare organizations specializing in substance addiction treatment.
- Does The Recovery Village offer treatment programs for fentanyl addiction?
Yes, The Recovery Village offers fentanyl addiction treatment options and has helped many patients overcome fentanyl addiction and achieve lasting sobriety.
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- Medscape. “Fentanyl.” 2021. Accessed November 6, 2021.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Characteristics of Initial Prescription Episodes and Likelihood of Long-Term Opioid Use — United States, 2006–2015.” August 1, 2017. Accessed November 6, 2021.
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