Similarly to other potent opioid narcotics like morphine and heroin, fentanyl works by binding to opioid receptors within the brain, blocking feelings of pain and stimulating feelings of euphoria. After using this specific drug several times, changes will begin to take place within the brain. After prolonged use (weeks, months or years depending on the individual), sensitivity within the brain will be diminished, making it nearly impossible to feel pleasure without fentanyl. At CuraWest we understand how serious fentanyl addiction is and how severe the symptoms of withdrawal can be. For this reason, we have carefully developed a program of quality clinical care geared towards pain-free fentanyl detox and consistent client comfort. Our private, homestyle retreat facility lends itself to physical, emotional and psychological healing.
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid, most commonly used to treat moderate or severe pain – either chronic or acute. This specific medication is typically confined to a hospital setting, and used to treat the pain that follows an invasive surgical procedure or a significant accident. Individuals who use this drug for any extended period of time will begin to develop a tolerance, meaning that more fentanyl is required in order for the same physical result to be produced. For this reason (amongst others), fentanyl is rarely used as anything other than a short-term solution.
The fentanyl that is associated with thousands of annual drug-related overdose deaths is not the same as the fentanyl prescribed by medical professionals. This fentanyl is man-made in a lab and sold illegally. Because this drug is so powerful, it only takes a very small amount in order for a high to be produced, which is why so many drug dealers are combining it with other chemical substances, like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. At CuraWest we understand how severe and life-threatening a fentanyl addiction can be, regardless of the amount of time an individual has been actively abusing the drug. We have carefully developed a quality clinical detoxification program, where people of all ages and walks of life can safely withdraw from this potent substance in a homestyle retreat. The level of clinical care and comfort we are dedicated to providing cannot be found in a state-run facility or a traditional hospital setting. Once a client has been physically stabilized, they have the option of continuing their personal journey of fentanyl addiction recovery in the residential portion of our program.