What is done to treat fentanyl addiction?
Because fentanyl is a highly addictive and intense drug, most people who are addicted will need to undergo a medically-supervised detox. In detox, medical staff and therapists are available 24/7. They can prescribe medications to lessen the severity and duration of fentanyl withdrawal. Depending on the patient’s needs, they may prescribe drugs like Buprenorphine/Naltrexone to help reduce cravings for fentanyl and withdrawal symptoms.
After detox, patients will need to attend either inpatient rehab or intensive outpatient rehab. Underlying, co-occurring issues may be addressed and treated in one-on-one therapy, and patients will also have access to group therapy. Under the guidance of a therapist, patients can learn how to live a life of sobriety, avoid triggers, and deal with stress in ways that do not involve turning to drugs for relief. To avoid relapse, a team of doctors and therapists, along with the patient’s input, will put together a long-term maintenance plan to help the patient avoid triggers and relapse.
Drug rehab and addiction treatment will be different for everyone, and customized treatment plans are the most effective. If you or someone you care about is suffering from fentanyl addiction, the dedicated therapists and doctors at Windward Way can help. Please contact Windward Way today to explore your options for addiction treatment.