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Fentanyl is a synthesized opiate made for the treatment of pain. It is known to be more potent than other well-known drugs including heroin and morphine. In fact, it is said to be 50-100x more potent than the latter. As such, Fentanyl is only prescribed to patients who have long been using opiates and have grown some dependence on this type of drugs. If you would resort to abusing Fentanyl or using it in a way contrary to recommended use, the effects may be life-threatening due to the strength of the drug. The effects come on rather rapidly and pass off quickly too.

  • Studies reveal that 18,000 opioid users have died in 2014 and 8,000 have died from heroin use.
  • It is yet to be revealed how many Fentanyl users overdose every day. However, studies show that the numbers are increasing dramatically across the United States and Canada.
  • In some cases, Fentanyl is mixed with other substances including heroin and cocaine as Fentanyl is much cheaper than the two and also way stronger.

Fentanyl offers similar results as oxycodone, heroin, and morphine.

Its symptoms are similar to that of oxycodone, heroin, and morphine too which include sleepiness, itchiness, warmth, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and the tendency to keep nodding off. Take note that all opiate drugs are able to suppress breathing, which can often lead to death due to overdose. When it is combined with other drugs that also suppress breathing (e.g. benzodiazepines and alcohol), the effects can be extremely fatal.

If you are taking Fentanyl, you may feel oblivious and somewhat anesthetized to your concerns and problems. Note that all opiates can produce constipation and can rapidly cause tolerance, which means that you may need to take in more medication to reap the same effects that you had previously.

Opiates also have the tendency to produce.

While euphoria may be possible, it can also be lost rather quickly leaving you with only sedation and drowsiness, the part where tolerance takes place. Tolerance is one of the many risks that come with opiate abuse. You may be using more of the drug recreationally in hopes of getting the euphoria that almost always becomes elusive until you overdose.

Methadone and Suboxone are the most common medications against opiate addiction.

Suboxone is formulated with buprenorphine and both drugs are used to prevent the withdrawal symptoms from Fentanyl abuse. A number of professionals have already previously revealed the purpose for using these substitute drugs in hopes of helping you wean off opiates, gradually.

A lot of practitioners consider long-term administration of methadone, suboxone, and other similar drugs to keep you in compliance with treatment protocols. Hence, you will only be doing what is recommended by your doctor and will decrease the likelihood of abusing illicit substances as you technically will not be drug-free.

A lot of patients are given buprenorphine or methadone for alcohol and drug abuse because it can keep them comfortable and safe throughout the withdrawal phase.

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