Medication-Assisted Treatment for Fentanyl Addiction

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Proudly serving the Claymont, Delaware community, our methadone clinic provides adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from Fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone, and other opiates.

Understanding Fentanyl Abuse

Understanding Fentanyl Abuse Recovery

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is prescribed to patients who are struggling with pain after a medical procedure. Fentanyl is commonly compared to morphine due to its side effects and its ability to treat severe and chronic pain. Use of this medication works by increasing the levels of dopamine that are released by binding to the opiate receptors in the brain, which can result in feelings of relaxation and euphoria. These enticing side effects often cause individuals to consume this medication recreationally, which can result in addiction. Although an addiction to fentanyl may feel impossible to overcome, support and treatment options are available.

The medication-assisted treatment available through Claymont Comprehensive Treatment Center provides patients with the ability to safely cease their use of fentanyl while progressing towards a future that is substance-free. Medication-assisted treatment utilizes specific prescription medications that are formulated to eliminate cravings for additional fentanyl use while relieving the physical symptoms associated with withdrawal. The use of these medications also provides patients with the mental clarity that is required in order to progress in treatment while simultaneously taking part in daily activities in an unimpaired manner. In addition to medication-assisted treatment, Claymont Comprehensive Treatment Center also provides patients with the opportunity to incorporate therapeutic interventions into their treatment as a way to further the recovery process. The compassionate staff of addiction experts at Claymont Comprehensive Treatment Center is here to assist you or someone that you love in safely regaining control of the life that addiction has taken over.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Fentanyl Abuse at Claymont Comprehensive Treatment Center

Claymont Comprehensive Treatment Center provides outpatient treatment to individuals ages 18 and older who are struggling with an addiction to fentanyl. Our team of nurses, physicians, and counselors is available to assist patients in developing customized plans of treatment that encompass their unique needs and treatment goals. Claymont Comprehensive Treatment Center proudly offers the following prescription medications and therapeutic interventions as a part of our treatment:

Methadone: Methadone provides patients with relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal while keeping cravings for continued fentanyl use at bay. Decades of clinical research have confirmed the effectiveness and safety of methadone when taken under the guidance of a licensed medical professional. Use of this medication will not cause patients to experience cognitive impairments or delays, which provide patients with the ability to actively play a role in daily activities such as a work and driving without impairment.

Suboxone: Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of opioid addiction, Suboxone uses a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine as its primary active ingredients. Buprenorphine eliminates cravings for continued fentanyl use while providing relief from the physical discomforts of withdrawal, while naloxone protects against overdose and abuse.

Subutex (Buprenorphine): Subutex uses buprenorphine as its active ingredient in order to provide patients with relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal, while eliminating cravings for continued fentanyl use. The majority of patients who begin their treatment on Subutex will eventually transition onto Suboxone for long-term maintenance.

Vivitrol: Unlike the other prescriptions available in treatment that are given daily in an oral manner, Vivitrol is administered once monthly via injection. Use of this medication provides patients with relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal while eliminating cravings for continued fentanyl use.

Individual therapy: Claymont Comprehensive Treatment Center believes that lasting recovery requires treatment for both the physical and emotional aspects of an addiction. The medication-assisted treatment component of our care provides patients with relief from the physical discomforts that often occur during the withdrawal process from fentanyl. The use of individual therapy provides patients with the ability to address the underlying causes of their addictive behaviors, while working through any issues or questions that may arise during the course of treatment. These one-on-one sessions provide patients with the ability to work with a highly qualified counselor in a safe and supportive setting.

Group therapy: Claymont Comprehensive Treatment Center also provides patients with the opportunity to incorporate the use of group therapy into their treatment plan. These counselor-led sessions promote open and honest communication between participants in order to progress in treatment. By working alongside other individuals who are also receiving treatment for addiction, patients are able to provide each other with the support and encouragement that is required in order to progress towards recovery. Both individual and group therapy provide patients with the support, encouragement, and education that is necessary in order to achieve lasting recovery.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider Claymont Comprehensive Treatment Center for Fentanyl Abuse

The dangers linked to the abuse of fentanyl can extend to both a physical and emotional level. Abusing this medication can result in a depression of the immune system, disturbances in daily functioning due to feelings of sedation, and gastrointestinal issues. Many individuals find it impossible to keep a job due to poor performance in the workplace, loss of income can directly result in the inability to meet financial obligations, and once stable relationships quickly begin to suffer. However, not all hope is lost for those struggling with an addiction to this powerful medication.

Claymont Comprehensive Treatment Center understands the challenges and complexities associated with an addiction to fentanyl. Our all-inclusive treatment approach provides patients with the ability to safely and successfully progress towards recovery under the close supervision of trained medical professionals. Please contact us today if you or someone that you love is battling an addiction to fentanyl. We are here to help you take the first steps towards a substance-free future.