Fentanyl is regarded as the most powerful opiate available for medical use. It is mostly used in surgery, however, it is also prescribed for those experiencing severe chronic pain for various reasons. Although it is used for medical reasons, fentanyl has proven to be a real threat, with cases of addiction to the drug on the rise. Keep reading for information on why and how detox centers in NJ can help.

How is Fentanyl Abused?

Fentanyl can be abused by being smoked, injected, or brewed in the same way a teabag is brewed. The drug comes in patch form, which can be abused by using too many patches or by sucking directly on a prescribed fentanyl patch.

What are the Dangers of Fentanyl?

Because fentanyl is such a powerful painkiller, it is often difficult to decipher a nonlethal dose of the drug from one that is lethal when it is being abused. This is why unsupervised use of fentanyl outside of a doctor’s office becomes risky to the user. Regular use can easily turn into abuse of the drug. Then, once a fentanyl abuser finds out no other painkiller comes close to the drug’s effects in terms of potency, abuse can quickly turn into addiction.

Which Detox Centers in NJ Can Help Fentanyl Abuse?

Can detox centers in NJ help my fentanyl addiction?

The Discovery Institute has a highly-trained staff made up of licensed clinicians and professional counselors. After quality detoxification in our centers, we can make sure you get the treatment you need for recovery. For a safe detox in a caring environment, contact Discovery today.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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