Overcoming Fentanyl Abuse

You Can’t Afford to Wait

Fentanyl abuse has become one of the most urgent and immediate opioid-related addiction threats in the United States. A drug considered to be 100 times more potent than morphine, fentanyl is responsible for an increasing amount of opioid-related fatalities. In 2014, there were over 5,500 fentanyl-related deaths, a 79 percent increase from the previous year. Deaths have steadily increased since. Fentanyl is the most potent opioid available for medical use. Doctors prescribe fentanyl in micrograms rather than larger milligrams. It is so powerful that clinicians and law enforcement agents have to wear protective clothing and facemasks when handling the drug. Although fentanyl can be a dangerous and deadly addiction threat, recovery from the drug is possible. Let RU Encore help you or your loved one overcome fentanyl abuse and take your life back. Call us today at (844) 25-MUSIC.

Signs of Fentanyl Abuse

Recognizing Fentanyl Abuse

Fentanyl abuse is, perhaps more than any other legally prescribed or illicit opioid, a time-sensitive matter. This means that potential abusers’ loved ones and friends should be diligent to identify symptoms and signs of problematic behavior. Some of the more common signs of fentanyl use include, but are not limited to:

Signs of Fentanyl Abuse
  • Confusion and Disorientation
  • Short-Term Depression
  • Difficulty Walking
  • Muscle Pain and Stiffness
  • Decelerated Heart Rate
  • Labored Breathing
  • Weakness and Fatigue
Recognizing Fentanyl Abuse
  • Dizziness and Lightheadedness
  • Shaking and Tremors
  • Sleepiness and Tired Feeling
  • Slurred and Incoherent Speech
  • Extreme Weight Loss
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Itching and Irritation

If you or someone you care about is experiencing these symptoms as a result of fentanyl use, seek immediate medical help.