What is Fentanyl?

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Quoted From: https://www.lifeworksnw.org/addiction-services/fentanyl/

"Commonly used for severe or chronic pain management, Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid with similar effects of morphine or heroin; however its potency is much higher. When prescribed, Fentanyl comes in the form of pills, patches or lollipops. Powder, and pills made to appear as prescription medications, are the common forms of illegally made Fentanyl. Because of its high potency, Fentanyl is responsible for a high percentage of overdoses which makes an addiction more serious.Not only does Fentanyl pose a greater risk of overdose, but its potency creates an even greater risk of death from overdose. The faster an overdose is recognized, the more likely the person will recover. We understand how scary and difficult addiction can be. Addiction treatment is a journey involving several different steps that all work together. Fentanyl addiction treatment will include a detox period followed by rehab, therapy and long-term support."

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