According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), fentanyl is a synthetic opiate similar to morphine. However, the biggest difference being that it is 50 to 100 times more powerful. It’s considered a schedule II prescription drug typically used for treating pain; however, it is incredibly addictive.
The drug itself comes as patches, sprays, tablets, and lozenges. While it’s also used in varying brands, such as Sublimaze, Duragesic, and Fenota according to American Addiction Centers.
Because fentanyl is stronger than morphine, it’s also considered to be fatal and very dangerous for anyone addicted.
Some signs include:
Pounding inside of the ears.
Fluctuations in your mood.
A rapid heartbeat.
Balance and Coordination issues.
abnormal or altered thoughts.
Consuming the beads from fentanyl patches.
Purchasing fentanyl illegally.
Anxiety involving being unable to get fentanyl.
Fentanyl Crisis in Maryland:
According to the Bel Air Patch, there have been 500 deaths in the last three months due to fentanyl overdose.
Call Phoenix Recovery Center if you or a loved one suffer from Fentanyl addiction.
We prioritize professional rehabilitation for anyone suffering from alcohol and drug addiction in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. Our facility is safe, clean, and supported by an excellent team ready to help. We give you the knowledge, tools, and support system necessary to help end addiction. It’s important to us to help you pursue sobriety, stay clean, live your life happily and addiction free. We work with both individuals and families in order to end the cycle of addiction and establish an aftercare process for patients once they leave our care.