How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System - Harmony Healing Nj

All around the United States, there is a high rate of people overdosing on Fentanyl. In fact, this is one of the drugs that is causing the most deaths around the world. Even though this drug is often prescribed to treat severe pain, there are still risks associated with its use. There are some people who will also combine fentanyl with other drugs and/or alcohol. This can lead to irregular heartbeat, respiratory issues, coma or even death. 

If you or someone you know is abusing Fentanyl, there are numerous things that you may want to know about the drug including how long it stays in your system, what damage it can do and much more. If you or this person you know wants help to overcome a fentanyl addiction, please reach out to our Harmony Healing NJ team today. 

What is Fentanyl 

If you know someone who is using or abusing fentanyl, you may want to know more about this drug. Generally, people take or are prescribed it for pain relief. It is very addictive and even more potent than morphine or heroin. There are many drug dealers who illegally manufacture this drug and lace it with other harmful substances such as heroin or cocaine. Most people who abuse the drug do so for the sense of euphoria it causes. 

If someone you know has been abusing this drug, have them contact our addiction treatment center to get the help they need today. 

How Long Will This Drug Stay in a Person’s System 

Fentanyl will generally continue to show up on urine tests for about 24 to 72 hours after someone last uses the drug. If someone has a hair follicle test done, it could detect this drug for around 3 months. Blood tests will only detect fentanyl if it has been between 5 to 48 hours since the last dose (depending on the dosage taken). 

How Does Fentanyl Affect a Person’s Body and Mind

If you or someone you know is abusing fentanyl, it is important to know more about how this drug affects a person’s body and mind

Most people who abuse this drug do so for the euphoric sensations they get. Some of the other things that fentanyl can do to a person’s body and mind include:

  • Suppressing the central nervous system 
  • Changing breathing rate, body temperature, and heart rate 
  • Increasing dopamine levels 
  • Feeling relaxed or sedated
  • No longer producing dopamine on its own
  • Depression
  • Tremors
  • Low sex drive
  • Increased pain (when stopping the drug or building up a tolerance to it)
  • Anxiety 
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach pains
  • Sleep issues
  • Agitation
  • Hallucinations
  • Confusion
  • Nausea and/or vomiting

If you or someone you know has been abusing this drug, now is the time to seek out help from our addiction treatment center. We are here to help you overcome the addiction starting today. 

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Is This Drug Addictive 

As noted above, this drug is a very addictive drug. In fact, it is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. There is a higher risk of overdosing with this drug, too. There are some people who have one dose of the drug that experience an overdose. Just noticing the severe withdrawal symptoms that occur when someone quits using this drug shows how addictive it is.

How to Get Help for an Addiction to Fentanyl

There are many places that can help a person who is addicted to this drug. If you or someone you know needs help to quit using fentanyl and to get into recovery from the addiction to it, our Harmony Healing team can help you starting today. We have a range of addiction treatment programs that can help you to find the underlying causes of your addiction, end your use of the drug, learn coping skills to handle stressors in life and create the best life possible. Some of the treatments we have available to you and others who need to overcome a drug addiction include:

  • Outpatient treatment
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Partial hospitalization
  • Inpatient or residential treatment 

Within each of these treatment programs, you will find there are numerous services that can help you to overcome an addiction to this drug, as well. Some of these services include:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • 12-step facilitation therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Fitness therapy
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Aftercare help 

There are also many people who struggle with a mental health disorder along with their addiction to fentanyl. This is known as a co-occurring disorder. Here at Harmony Healing Center, we offer treatment for these disorders, too. If you aren’t sure whether this is the type of treatment you need, don’t hesitate to talk to a member of our team about all your questions today. 

Get Fentanyl Out of Your System and Get Yourself Into Recovery Today

Have you or someone you know been abusing fentanyl? If so, there are so many different ways that you can overcome an addiction to this drug. No matter how long you have been abusing the drug, you can get it out of your system. Depending on which test is done, the drug may stay in your system for a longer period of time. However, once you detox from the drug, you can start your recovery from this addiction. 

Don’t wait another day to reach out for help for fentanyl addiction. Our Harmony Healing team is ready to help you today. Contact us to get fentanyl out of your system and get yourself into recovery right away