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Rainbow Fentanyl: What You Need To Know

Drug Detox , Drug Rehab Alexa Iocco | September 2, 2022

Rainbow Fentanyl What You Need To Know

What is Rainbow Fentanyl?

The opioid epidemic is something that is continuing to grow throughout the country. According to the CDC, there is a new strand of fentanyl that has developed as an emerging trend among drug users. This deadly drug is known as rainbow or colorful fentanyl due to the artificial coloring used to develop the drug. Although this colorful fentanyl can look like candy in many ways, this deadly drug is specifically targeting young Americans. 

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Who Is At Risk For Taking Rainbow Fentanyl?

The Drug Enforcement Administration has reported that any person is at risk of falling prey to this emerging trend. Unfortunately, drug cartels are specifically targeting young Americans due to the fact that the variety of bright colors of this type of fentanyl can make it appear less dangerous. Unfortunately, these synthetic opioids are highly dangerous. The bright colors are a deliberate effort by drug cartels and drug traffickers to drive the sale of synthetic opioids. 

Fentanyl-Related Deaths in California

Did you know that fentanyl is now the number one cause of drug overdoses for individuals between 18 and 45? According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, this brightly-colored fentanyl is nearly 100 times more potent than morphine which means that all a person has to do is take this substance just once and suffer from an overdose according to the CDC. Due to the fact that this brightly-colored fentanyl has been found in California, the drug overdoses in the state continue to steadily climb. 

What To Do After A Fentanyl Overdose

Although the warning of rainbow fentanyl is out there, unfortunately, there are countless people who fall into the trap of using a variety of bright colors of fentanyl. If you suspect that a friend or a loved one is experiencing an overdose of fentanyl pills, the first thing that you should do is reach out to emergency services. Emergency services will be able to provide you with the guidance that you need to care for your loved one (and possibly save their life) until they are able to get there. 

Get Help for Fentanyl Addiction at Resurgence Behavioral Health

Are you struggling with an addiction to fentanyl pills? Maybe you have concerns that your loved ones could suffer from overdose deaths. Perhaps you have more questions about the bright color shapes of this new form of fentanyl? Resurgence Behavioral Health is experienced in providing our clients with the care and guidance that they need to navigate through their fentanyl addiction. One of the first things that you may need to do before you can commit to a treatment program is to work through a detox plan due to the fact that there is a strong likelihood that you will experience withdrawal symptoms within a few hours from the time that you last take fentanyl. Detox will last about seven days and will give you the peace of mind of knowing that you’ve been properly cared for during this stage of your recovery. 

After detox, you will have the opportunity to complete an inpatient or an outpatient treatment program. Inpatient treatment comes with the benefit of living on our beautiful campus and enjoying around-the-clock care from our treatment team whereas outpatient treatment offers more flexibility. During outpatient, you will be able to work and go to school and live at home. Our treatment team will work closely with you to ensure that you have the support and resources that you need throughout the course of your recovery journey. 

For more information about rainbow fentanyl or to begin your addiction treatment program, we encourage you to get in touch with us today. 

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