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Fentanyl Addiction Treatment

Fentanyl is a potent and highly dangerous opioid. Getting treatment is crucial to overcoming fentanyl use and potentially saving your or a loved one’s life. Fortunately, there are various treatment programs and specialized services available to provide tailored support on the journey to recovery.
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Fentanyl continues to play an increasing role in the current opioid epidemic seen throughout the United States. Because of its potency, fentanyl use can be life-threatening if not treated. In 2021, more than 70,000 deaths involving synthetic opioids (including fentanyl) were reported to the CDC.1

Though the opioid epidemic is ongoing, treatment for opioid addiction is available and can help you start and maintain life in recovery. While treatment plans vary from person to person, this page will provide a general overview of what you might experience as part of a rehabilitation or treatment program for fentanyl addiction or other opioid use disorders.

Fentanyl Addiction Treatment Programs

Treatment for fentanyl addiction may be implemented across several different levels of care, with each stage able to be tailored to your specific treatment needs. Upon admittance to a rehab center, a clinical team works with you to determine the appropriate treatment program, or level of care, for you.

This determination is based on your needs, progress, support system, and other considerations.The levels of care typically involved in fentanyl addiction treatment include:

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Medications for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) are an important component of treatment and promote opioid addiction recovery in conjunction with behavioral therapy. Benefits of MOUD may include reduced cravings and improved engagement in treatment.4   FDA-approved medications for opioid addiction treatment include: 4

What To Expect in Fentanyl Addiction Treatment

Every addiction treatment center is different, as are the programs they provide, so knowing what to expect can be difficult. The foundation of quality care lies in individualized treatment, meaning your treatment plan will be unique to your needs, preferences, and circumstances. While there is no one “typical” treatment plan, there are some general truths about what to expect in rehab.

To help you feel more comfortable and prepared as you take this first step, we will explain what to expect from our admissions process and the first 24 hours of treatment at an American Addiction Centers (AAC) facility.

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Therapy Used in Fentanyl Addiction Rehab

Various therapies may be used in fentanyl addiction rehab to address the psychological component of addiction. Some commonly used behavioral therapies and therapeutic settings you might encounter in rehab include:

Finding Fentanyl Addiction Rehab

If you or someone you care about are seeking rehab for fentanyl addiction, help is available today. You can start by using our online rehab locator tool on the AAC website to find a treatment program that is right for you. Our tool allows you to filter your search for a treatment center by location, what treatment services or programs are offered at each location, and if any specialty programs are offered, such as LGBTQ+ treatment programs, or those serving veterans.

Using your insurance coverage can substantially lower the cost of treatment, and finding a center that accepts your coverage is an important consideration. AAC has specialists available right now to conduct a free insurance verification on your behalf, helping you to determine your payment options and ensuring the admissions process is smooth.

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