List of Fentanyl Detox in Washington D.C. and Surrounding States
Unfortunately, there are not any drug rehab center for fentanyl addiction located in the District of Columbia. To help you find the treatment you need, we have included additional fentanyl rehab services in the surrounding states. While this may be inconvenient, being away from home can be therapeutic. Not being close to where someone is using drugs and alcohol can help focus on their recovery. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.
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Tips to Combat Fentanyl Abuse
- Never stop taking medication without consulting a doctor.
- Consider joining a support group to help you with your addiction.
- Look for medical detox programs specialized in opioid detox.
- If you have a loved one or an employee who you know is abusing opioids, keep naloxone handy.
- Be aware of signs of overdose. If you see one of your friends blacking out, or showing other severe side effects, get help immediately.
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Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid painkiller. It is a depressant that slows the central nervous system, often dangerously due to its potency. Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine and was initially developed as a prescription pharmaceutical to treat severe pain in advanced cancer patients who may already have a tolerance to opioids. Sadly, the drug has become one of the deadliest illicit substances in history because it can be manufactured in clandestine laboratories for relatively cheap costs compared to less powerful opioid drugs.
Pure fentanyl is a white, crystalline powder substance, but the drug is rarely used in pure form, instead being diluted by other substances. Fentanyl has been showing up in meth, cocaine, ecstasy, and being pressed into fake prescription pills. This is one reason fentanyl is so dangerous, it is added to other drugs, and many do not even know they are taking it.
Fentanyl is so deadly because of its extreme potency. The drug can kill someone through transdermal contact through the skin. People have died from contacting only a few grains of fentanyl. And because the drug is virtually odorless, it is often undetectable to the consumer. So, fentanyl overdoses often happen to people who had no idea they were consuming it. Opioid overdose causes unconsciousness, depresses breathing, and causes the victim to die from suffocation. Unless they’re found within a few minutes of ingestion, their chances of survival are very poor.
Fentanyl can usually be detected on a urinalysis drug for up to 72 hours after last use. However, there are always exceptions that depend upon how heavily the substance is used and for how long. The person’s physiology also affects how quickly the drug is passed from the system.
Fentanyl can be ingested in many ways; the drug can be injected, snorted, swallowed, smoked, or even absorbed transdermally. Since fentanyl is often used for lacing other substances, the method of ingestion usually accompanies whatever other substance is being consumed. For example, if heroin has been laced with fentanyl, the unsuspecting user may intravenously inject it.