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How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System?

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If you are involved in fentanyl abuse or have a fentanyl addiction, you should know that Resurgence specializes in fentanyl addiction treatment. We offer comprehensive treatment for substance use disorders, including opioid addiction and addiction to other types of drugs and alcohol. At Resurgence, our licensed clinicians individualize treatment, which helps provide each client with the personalized support they need to build a strong recovery foundation. 

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Resurgence is a leading addiction treatment center that can help you manage your fentanyl addiction to transform your life and health for the better. Knowing about the dangers of fentanyl and how fentanyl addiction can erode your mental and physical health is crucial. By getting treatment now, you may be able to prevent your addiction from worsening. Fentanyl may not remain in the body long, but a fentanyl addiction requires ongoing management.

Long-term use of fentanyl can cause many health problems that are both physical and psychological in nature. Some of these effects can include:

  1. Cardiovascular problems
  2. Liver damage
  3. Respiratory system depression
  4. Impaired cognitive function
  5. Gastrointestinal complaints
  6. Depression and/or anxiety

The Basics of Fentanyl: What You Need to Know

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is generally prescribed to treat pain. Although it is a prescription narcotic, it’s also widely abused on the street. Fentanyl is effective for treating severe pain and chronic pain, but the longer an individual uses the drug, the more likely they may become dependent on it. Fentanyl is highly addictive. A person can quickly develop a tolerance to their fentanyl dose. The individual must increase the dose to achieve the same effects as before. Yet, increasing the dose, even in small increments, can heighten the risks of developing an addiction. If you are addicted to fentanyl, you should know that it can be managed, and Resurgence can help with our customized treatment programs and wide range of addiction therapies. 

How Long Fentanyl Lasts: Factors Affecting Its Presence in the Body

Many factors contribute to fentanyl metabolism. For instance, a person’s unique chemistry will influence how long fentanyl lasts in the body. The amount of fentanyl the individual consumes, as well as the length of time a person has used fentanyl, can also impact the drug’s presence in the body. The effects of fentanyl will dissipate in a short amount of time, but the drug will remain detectable in the body for anywhere from 24 hours to 90 days depending on the method of detection used.

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Fentanyl Addiction

A fentanyl addiction is a serious concern. Fentanyl addiction, like other forms of substance addiction, is chronic. The only way to manage an opioid use disorder is with abstinence. If you recognize the following signs and symptoms, you may have a fentanyl addiction and should seek a professional medical evaluation at Resurgence.

Symptoms of fentanyl addiction may include:

  • Using more of the drug than prescribed (increasing its dose without a doctor’s permission).
  • Taking fentanyl without a medical prescription.
  • Doctor shopping to stockpile fentanyl.
  • Taking someone else’s fentanyl or stealing it.
  • Feeling consumed by thoughts of using fentanyl.
  • Continuing to use fentanyl in spite of its adverse effects on health and one’s life.
  • Using fentanyl to get high.
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you don’t take the drug for a certain period of time.

Don’t wait to seek an evaluation at Resurgence. We can help you end your dependence on this drug and learn how to prevent relapse.

Fentanyl in Your System Metabolism and Elimination

Fentanyl is eliminated from the body through natural processes. Its metabolism depends on the amount consumed and a person’s unique chemistry. During medical detox, individuals are carefully weaned from the drug. At Resurgence, our clinicians prescribe treatments and medications that may help speed the detox process and reduce withdrawal symptoms. 

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The implication of Fentanyl’s Duration on Addiction and Treatment

Fentanyl is extremely addictive, so it is important for anyone addicted to it to get professional help at a rehab that specializes in opioid use disorders. The relapse rate associated with opioids is high–more than 85%. At Resurgence, we target each aspect of the addiction to provide our clients with a strong recovery foundation. Fentanyl addiction is chronic. There isn’t a cure for substance use disorder other than abstinence. However, abstinence requires ongoing effective maintenance. That’s where Resurgence can help. We help people learn how to stop using fentanyl and eliminate addictive drugs and alcohol from their lives. 

Overcoming Fentanyl Addiction: Detox and Recovery Process

Medical detox is usually the first step to successfully managing a fentanyl addiction. At Resurgence, we feature 24-hour detox support. Once detox is complete, clients can progress to the next stage of the treatment process which targets the mental and behavioral aspects of their addiction. During treatment, we give clients the tools they need to manage their addiction for the long term. Yes — it is possible to achieve lasting recovery, but treatment is almost always needed. Let Resurgence help you overcome your dependence to get your life and health back on track.

Long-Term Effects of Fentanyl Use and Its Removal from the Body

Fentanyl abuse can also lead to social, financial, and legal problems. Abusing a dangerous drug like fentanyl is also associated with a high risk of overdose. 

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Addressing Fentanyl Addiction with Comprehensive Care at Resurgence

Get support for your fentanyl addiction symptoms at Resurgence. Addiction can be managed successfully, but it’s important to get help. Resurgence’s experienced clinicians can help you develop the strategies you need to end your fentanyl dependence and prevent relapse. Achieve lasting recovery by developing the tools and skills you need to manage your addiction at Resurgence. 

Resurgence features inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, medical detox, aftercare, and more. We combine multi-type treatment approaches to target all aspects of addiction. By treating the mind, body, and spirit, we can help you achieve long-term recovery. Contact us today or call 855-458-0050 to learn more about our treatment programs today.

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