Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for Fentanyl Addiction
We want to make your recovery experience a home away from home. So we envelop state–of–the–art rehabilitation tactics into your addiction treatment. The intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Changing Tides offers a safe space for people who are struggling with alcohol or drug addiction. We work alongside clients every step of the way, providing individualized care that focuses on their needs and preferences while they recover from substance abuse disorders in an environment where it’s easy to come back if you need another push toward sobriety!
Group therapy is an integral part of the IOP program at our rehab center. Clients attend group 5 days per week for 3 hours, and this provides them with emotional support from other people in similar situations as well as giving back that which they receive when working on their addiction together.
Group sessions help break down defenses so clients can feel less isolated about what’s going through their minds or hearts outside those confines solely owned by themselves.
Payment for Fentenyal Rehab
Once you have a fentanyl addiction treatment program in mind, you’ll need to determine the best way to pay for it. If you have private health insurance, your insurer may cover rehabilitation. Many major insurance companies provide at least some coverage for addiction treatment. Make sure to ask our intake specialists about insurance coverage and suitable payment arrangements before coming to Changing Tides. Get help now by calling 252-715-3905
Please note, that Changing Tides does not accept Medicare or Medicaid.
Effects of Fentanyl
Fentanyl is extremely potent, making it one of the most dangerous synthetic opioids. Because it’s up to 50 times more powerful than heroin and 100 times more powerful than morphine, as little as 0.25 mg of the drug can quickly cause an overdose. Fentanyl overdose deaths have increased dramatically in recent years, leading to a public health crisis that requires urgent attention.
Fentanyl has a wide variety of physical effects, some of which are highly undesirable. Initially, the drug produces a sense of euphoria and relieves severe pain. Once it takes effect, it also causes drowsiness, confusion and constriction of the pupils. Some users even experience nausea and vomiting.
One of the most dangerous physical effects of fentanyl is respiratory depression, which results in a slower breathing rate and less air moving in and out of the lungs when a person inhales and exhales. The risk of respiratory depression increases when fentanyl is combined with anti-anxiety medications, opioids and other drugs that slow down the respiratory system. According to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, motor vehicle deaths have decreased steadily, while drug overdoes have increased 120% year to date. In fact, the study noted 6 North Carolinians died each day from overdoes. Simply put, the use of fentanyl could cause immediate death!
How Fentanyl Affects the Brain
Fentanyl binds to opioid receptors in the brain, increasing dopamine levels; this is what produces the sense of euphoria associated with its use. When dopamine levels increase, the user feels satisfied and motivated to repeat the behavior that produced such a pleasant feeling is the main cause of fentanyl misuse. This connection between fentanyl use and an overall sense of well-being causes some users to become dependent on the drug.