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Fentanyl Addiction Treatment

Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to treating drug addiction that includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since drug addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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What is Fentanyl?

A schedule II controlled substance, fentanyl is a powerful opioid to relieve moderate to severe pain; it was first synthesized in 1960 by Paul Janssen and is one of the most prescribed medications and is also one of the most addictive substances. Fentanyl comes in several forms, such as:

  • Sublingual dissolving tables
  • Transdermal patches
  • Nasal spray
  • Lozenges
  • Injectable liquid
  • Dissolvable film strips

Addiction to Fentanyl

When used on a short-term basis, fentanyl is effective and is likely to cause addiction; however, when it continues to be used, and in more copious amounts, it can quickly lead to tolerance of the drug for someone who has a predisposition to addiction. For example, children from alcoholics are three times more likely to become addicted as an adult in comparison to children with non-alcohol parents, according to the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

Health issues may also increase the risk of dependence on fentanyl, and those who started out using it on a short-term basis, end up with an addiction. Mental health disorders factor in a propensity for tolerance as well. Signs of addiction include:

  • Failure to quit when the person desires to do so
  • Using to avoid withdrawal
  • Tolerance
  • Using fentanyl despite its adverse effects and impact on relationships
  • Withdrawing from social activities to use the drug
  • Lying about their use
  • Stealing to get more of the drug
  • Behavior changes, which could include an aggressive attitude or even violence

Fentanyl Addiction Recovery

Choosing to get help for your addiction is not easy but is necessary. It will take time and require a customized treatment program that enables someone to detox and prevent relapse with tools they have learned in recovery. It’s recommended for people to enroll in an addiction treatment center to ensure someone going through fentanyl withdrawal can safely detox. 

This treatment center allows the person to have a team of professionals who are there to care for and support the individual. For example, if a person is struggling with detox, a nurse may give someone medication to help them with withdrawal symptoms. Those medications include buprenorphine and methadone and need to be given under supervision for safety reasons. 

A treatment center will enable the addict to have comprehensive care that involves holistic techniques like meditation, mindfulness, stress reduction, exercise, nutrition, counseling, and the like. The individual will have counseling sessions, either individually or in a group setting. They will be taught a new and healthier way of coping with and managing their feelings and emotions. Those who have a co-occurring mental health issue can be addressed, which may help with the prevention of relapse.

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Joy Downen

10 weeks ago

This place is so wonderful and all of the staff care so very much! They are very professional and they know what they are doing. Absolutely amazing facility and staff!!!
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Nathan Frame

28 weeks ago

Steps Recovery is the place you go if you want a caring and understanding program. They have helped me gain knowledge about myself and what I want/need to do. The staff there can relate and help you through core issues and they push you to do better because being in this program you know you can do big and amazing things. Also the therapists there are awesome and walk with you through struggles of life and give you the tools you truly need. Overall this place is an amazing opportunity and you’d be missing out on a lot if you chose to not at least try this program.
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Shaylesa Stulce

46 weeks ago

Steps Recovery in St. George has been amazing! I’m so excited to use the tools that I’ve learned here! The staff is amazing, and very understanding! I would recommend them to anyone struggling with addiction!
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Adam Kelly

47 weeks ago

What I liked most about my time at Steps is the atmosphere that was presented during my whole stay. I have done a lot of treatment centers and this one is by far the one I have felt I gained the most from. I would highly recommend Steps to anybody struggling with addiction!
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Gary Hanson

47 weeks ago

Steps saved our daughter’s life as well as her kids!
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Natalie Painter

Jan 1, 2019

The staff and facility is amazing- Couldn’t ask for anything better. The program is well rounded with rec activities, equine therapy, gender therapy, group therapy, individual and couples therapy, and also attends various 12 Step support groups such as AA or NA. They also have family therapy and processing with options for individual settings or in a group. These help families understand what their loved ones who suffer from addiction is going through and how to support them, and also gives them their own support system.
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BRIAN MEYER

Nov 13, 2018

This place saved my life! The therapists were very helpful, friendly and really cared about the clients wellbeing. The tech’s were alway helpful with meds and anything that was needed. House manager was amazing, had high expectations on job duties, and kept a very clean organized atmosphere. Food was always amazing. I never went hungry! The information and skills that I have learned and applied to my life are priceless. If you’re not willing to put forth the work to change your life this is not your place, but if you are this is the first Step to take. I Love everyone at Steps. Thank you for all your help
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Matthew Cromar

Aug 10, 2018

I’d been to other recovery centers before but this one was the best, it stuck because I was willing to do the work, and with the help I received from staff I am now celebrating a year of sobriety in a couple of days. Update; I’m now 18 months sober as of yesterday and I still keep in touch with my steps family. The lessons I learned at steps will stick with me for the rest of my life. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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