Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic pain reliever that can quickly lead to addiction once a tolerance has developed. Rehabilitation is an essential step in the recovery process for those who have developed an addiction to fentanyl.
Fentanyl Pain Patch Recall Update 7/23/12: Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is now recalling more than 53,000 Duragesic pain patches due to problems where crystals of fentanyl may have formed in some of the patches. Fentanyl is a potent painkiller approximately 100 times more powerful than morphine, and its accumulation into crystals in the patch has the potential to lead to overdoses and other adverse events.
What’s the problem?
Fentanyl rehabilitation can include programs and services that help patients detox and recover from drug and alcohol dependence. These programs and facilities can vary widely in their approach to to treating fentanyl addiction. Some are in-patient while others are out-patient, and they can be either short-term in duration or long-term.
Traditional drug rehab programs tend to offer a narrow approach to opiate dependency. Many are shamed-based, meaning they label you an addict for life and instill the belief that you don’t have control over your life. Other programs focus only on addiction through a religious approach.
More advanced, scientific approaches utilize medical biotechnology to end drug dependency. Scientific methods to fentanyl recovery focus on the mind-body connection, nutrition, exercise, recreation, communication, relaxation, and balance for the return to a healthy life.