Our Fentanyl abuse treatment plans are tailored to meet your specific needs so that you’re able to realize a full rewarding life, free from chemical dependency. Serving Pennsylvania, White Deer Run Treatment Network is the leading provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment for adults.
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Fentanyl is a very strong synthetic opioid that is used most often to treat severe pain that cannot be alleviated by less powerful drugs such as morphine. Common medical uses for fentanyl include treating breakthrough pain that is experienced by individuals who have certain types of cancer. Among the indicators of fentanyl’s potency is the fact that it is usually not prescribed to individuals unless they have already been taking morphine and have thus developed tolerance to the intense effects of opioids.
Unfortunately, as is also the case with other opioids, including morphine, heroin, and oxycodone, the analgesic effects of fentanyl are accompanied by a sense of euphoric relaxation, which makes the drug an enticing target for those who wish to abuse it for recreational purposes. Given the strong impact that the drug can have on the body, abusing fentanyl is an extremely dangerous behavior, with the list of negative outcomes including addiction and death.
At White Deer Run Treatment Network in Pennsylvania we understand the many risks associated with fentanyl abuse, and we are well aware of the challenges that accompany efforts to overcome a dependence upon this potent substance. The good news is that the professionals who staff our addiction rehab centers have decades of combined experience helping the men and women of Pennsylvania overcome the compulsion to abuse fentanyl and other opioids, and we have developed specialized programming that has proved to be particularly effective at achieving this objective.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment for Fentanyl Abuse
If you discover that someone you care about has been abusing or has become addicted to fentanyl, you are right to be concerned about his or her continued health and wellbeing. As discussed in the previous section, fentanyl is a dangerous drug whose abuse can lead to particularly devastating outcomes. However, it is important to ensure that your fears and worries do not deceive you into believing that you are powerless to help your loved one. Please consider the following:
- The best first step when confronted by a loved one’s fentanyl abuse is to educate yourself about the disease of addiction and the specific ways that this powerful opioid can impact an individual’s mind and body.
- Reputable websites, your family doctor, local addiction support groups and rehab centers, and community-based mental health organizations can be excellent source of information both about fentanyl abuse and for treatment options.
- When you have a solid grasp on the nature of the problem and the scope of possible solutions, identify addiction rehab centers that offer the type and level of treatment that seem best suited to meeting your loved one’s unique needs.
- Support your loved one in meaningful tangible ways. Provide transportation, set up appointments, arrange for childcare, cook meals, and do whatever else you can that will allow your loved one to focus on getting help and getting healthy.
Most importantly, remember that recovery can be a long and challenging experience, especially when a person has become dependent upon a substance as dangerous as fentanyl. Plan to remain a source of consistent positive support both during and after his or her time in treatment.
Why Consider Rehab at the White Deer Run Treatment Network in Pennsylvania
Fentanyl is a dangerous and highly addictive drug that can wreak profound devastation on a person’s physical, psychological, and socioeconomic wellbeing. People who have become dependent upon fentanyl will have a difficult time meeting their obligations at home, in school, or at work. Interpersonal relationships will suffer, job loss may result, financial problems are likely, and involvement with the criminal justice system is a very real risk. This damage can be exacerbated by the physical and cognitive damage that can be caused by fentanyl abuse. While death is an ever-present likelihood among individuals who abuse fentanyl, survival itself can hardly be described as a positive experience. The good news is that, with the effective treatment that is available at addiction rehab centers within the White Deer Run Treatment Network, complete recovery from fentanyl use disorder is possible.
Types of Treatment Offered for Fentanyl Abuse at the White Deer Run Treatment Network
The White Deer Run Treatment Network is a renowned and respected network of residential and outpatient centers for adults who are struggling with chemical dependency and certain co-occurring mental health conditions. With 16 locations throughout the state of Pennsylvania, the White Deer Run Treatment Network is uniquely prepared to offer a full continuum of care to help individuals achieve and maintain long-term recovery.
Programs within the White Deer Run Treatment Network include detox, residential rehabilitation, outpatient programs (OP), intensive outpatient programs (IOP), partial hospitalization programs (PHP), and halfway houses.
The goal of treatment at any White Deer Run rehab center is not merely to alleviate symptoms, but to provide actionable solutions that empower individuals to identify, address, and ultimately overcome the obstacles that have been preventing them from living healthier, drug-free lives. When an adult enters treatment at a White Deer Run rehab center, he or she can expect to receive clinically superior care that has been customized to meet his or her specific needs and that is provided by teams of experienced professionals in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Rehab at White Deer Run is a comprehensive experience in which participants are encouraged and empowered to play active roles in their own recovery. Depending upon an individual’s unique history, needs, strengths, and goals, the following are among the elements that may be incorporated into his or her treatment plan at programs within the White Deer Run Treatment Network:
Detoxification: Attempting to stop or significantly reduce one’s fentanyl abuse without professional assistance can trigger the onset of distressing symptoms. At several rehab centers within the White Deer Run Treatment Network, individuals who been incapable of ridding their bodies of fentanyl can complete medically monitored detox prior to starting a residential rehabilitation program. Detox at a White Deer Run center is a safe experience that features around-the-clock supervision by qualified medical personnel who can alleviate many of the painful symptoms of withdrawal. When the individual completes detox, which can last anywhere from three to seven days, he or she can seamlessly transition directly into residential rehab.
Individual therapy: Individuals who enroll in residential rehab, outpatient rehab, or a halfway house within the White Deer Run Treatment Network to be treated for fentanyl abuse and addiction have the opportunity to participate in individual therapy sessions with a therapist or counselor. Depending upon the rehab center, individual therapy sessions may be held according to a regular schedule or arranged on an as-needed basis. While the frequency and duration of individual therapy sessions may vary from program to program, the purpose and function will remain the same. In individual therapy sessions, an individual can work one-on-one with a qualified professional to process successes, setbacks, and other treatment experiences while also having the opportunity to address issues that he or she may be hesitant or unable to discuss during group or family therapy.
Group therapy: Group therapy is a fundamental aspect of treatment at all levels within the White Deer Run Treatment Network. Group therapy sessions, which typically involve a small number of individuals in treatment along with one or two experienced professionals, offer a range of immediate and long-term benefits to participants who are recovering from fentanyl use disorder. During group therapy, individuals in treatment can learn from the insights and experiences of others who are working through similar problems and challenges. Group therapy also provides a forum for individuals in rehab to become more effective listeners, practice healthy interpersonal communication skills, and share their own knowledge and opinions. While the type and general topic of a group therapy session will have been established before the group begins, the specific content and direction of the group will be influenced by the contributions of participants, thus providing another means for individuals in treatment to play active roles in the course of their care.
Family therapy: Parents, spouses, siblings, and other family members can be significantly impacted by an individual’s fentanyl abuse and addiction, as well as any co-occurring mental health disorders. They can also play an essential role in their loved one’s treatment and ongoing recovery. However, the transition from caring about a loved one who is struggling with an addiction to supporting a family member in his or her efforts to maintain long-term recovery may require significant changes both in general family dynamics and in the specific behaviors of the individual family members. In recognition of these realities, the rehab centers within the White Deer Run Treatment Network conduct family therapy sessions on both scheduled and as-needed bases. Among the many benefits of family therapy, these sessions provide a structured and supervised forum for addressing divisions among family members, strengthening the family unit, improving healthy communication, and helping family members learn how to provide valuable ongoing support to their loved one.
At each level of care within the White Deer Run Treatment Network, participants work closely with therapists, counselors, and other professionals to prepare detailed discharge plans. The result of this intensive ongoing planning process is that when an individual has completed his or her time in treatment, he or she will have a thorough plan that identifies the professional referrals, community services, and other resources that will support his or her efforts to maintain and build upon the progress that was made in treatment.
Regardless of whether the next phase of an individual’s recovery will take place at home or in a follow-up or step-down treatment environment, the goal of the White Deer Run Treatment Network in Pennsylvania is to ensure that he or she is prepared to experience continued success along the path of long-term recovery.