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Fentanyl Addiction

Fentanyl Addiction

fentanyl addiction

Fentanyl addiction is very easy to get if you are talking Fentanyl. In fact you can get addicted to Fentanyl in 5 to 10 days when using daily. This is even if you are taking the dose the doctor told you to take. If you are taking more than your prescribed dose, then you are heading for trouble. It is very hard to stop the addictions as Fentanyl is a heavyweight opiate. This is a highly addictive painkiller. If you have got yourself in a bit of a mess with Fentanyl, get professional help now. It could save your life. Fentanyl abuse can be fatal. Always follow your doctors advice. This is not a drug to mess about with. As with all addictions. They will get worse without medical care. 

Why do hospitals use Fentanyl

In our hospitals in the UK, Fentanyl is used for server pain. It is also used a lot in Hospices for end of life patients with chronic pain conditions. It is a prescribed drug from your doctor.   

Fentanyl mixing

Fentanyl gets mixed with Cocaine and heroin regularly. This can bring on an overdose when Heroin is injected. Other effects if taken with the following Alcohol, Benzos, Heroin, Cocaine, are depression, respiratory problems, drowsiness, and it can be lethal. 

Drug dealers are commonly using Fentanyl as a mixer with Heroin and other drugs. If injected, this becomes very lethal.  

Fentanyl – What does it do

Fentanyl is a man made drug, and meant to be used for pain relief for severe pain. In hospitals it can be mixed with other drugs. This will increase its strength. The pain relief on prescribed Fentanyl is normally around 2 hours. Fentanyl give pain relief for last 24 hours. 

Fentanyl sadly, is commonly used as a recreational drug on the streets. This is a known be be going on worldwide. The drug dealers worldwide also mix their other drugs such as Heroin and Cocaine with Fentanyl to make more money. Some dealers are even mixing it with Cannabis resin to make it much more addictive. 

Fentanyl is a Class A drug. The highest class in the UK. 

Fentanyl Street Names – Fentanyl addiction 

The street names for Fentanyl used by drug dealers and users who use it illegally are as follows: TNT, Serial Killer, China girl, Goodfella, Murder8, Jackpot and Apache. 

Is Fentanyl strong

Yes, in fact it is very strong. The only painkiller we have stronger in this country is a drug called Carfentanil. Did you know Fentanyl is 50x stronger than street Heroin, and 100x

stronger than Morphine. So as you can imagine. If it is cut with other illegal drugs. It is very easy to overdose. Carfenyanil is 10,000 times stronger than Fentanyl. This is used for tranquillising elephants. It is a bit frightening that Fentanyl is so strong, and given out to patients who have no idea how strong it is. 

Side effects of Fentanyl addiction

As with most drug, prescribed or not. There are side effects. With Fentanyl the side effects are as follows. Sleepiness, headaches (even through it is s pain killer), blurred vision, Urinary retention, Seeing things, dry mouth, Confusion and sweating. Mixing Fentanyl with other drugs or alcohol will bring on worst side effects, and can be fatal. Overdose is very common when Fentanyl is mixed with Heroin. 

Withdrawal side effects – Fentanyl addiction 

Side effects from withdrawing from Fentanyl can start just a few hours after taking your last dose. Here are the common side effects when you are withdrawing from Fentanyl. Sickness, upset stomach, sweating, headache, sickness, aches and pains, depression, cravings just too name a few. 

If you are struggling with a Fentanyl addiction, call us now on 07811 606 606. We can help you.