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Carfentanil Detox In Pompano Beach

The Retreat of Broward has become a trusted destination for carfentanil detox in Pompano Beach, FL. We understand that battling addiction is an incredibly challenging journey, especially when it involves powerful substances like carfentanil. Our dedicated team is here to provide you or your loved one with the professional care, support, and guidance needed to break free from the grips of this dangerous opioid.

With our state-of-the-art facility, experienced staff, and personalized treatment plans, we are committed to helping you achieve lasting recovery. Don’t wait any longer; take the first step towards a healthier, addiction-free life today. Contact us now to learn more about our carfentanil addiction detox programs and begin your path to recovery.

What is Carfentanil?

Carfentanil is an extremely potent synthetic opioid that belongs to the fentanyl family of drugs. It is estimated to be about 10,000 times more powerful than morphine and is primarily used as a tranquilizer for large animals.

Despite its intended veterinary use, carfentanil has found its way into illicit drug markets and poses a severe threat to public health. Due to its incredible potency, even minuscule amounts of carfentanil can be lethal to humans, making it a dangerous substance often associated with overdose deaths. It is crucial to understand the extreme risks associated with carfentanil and seek immediate help in the case of carfentanil misuse or dependence.

The Dangers of Carfentanil

Both illegally-made fentanyl and carfentanil are extremely dangerous. Consequently, they can lead to quick overdose and death. However, carfentanil is much more potent than fentanyl. Because of this, multiple doses of the anti-overdose medication naloxone (Narcan) may not be effective. As a matter of fact, in some cases, the naloxone dose may wear off before the carfentanil dose, leading to an overdose again.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that “the number of people who died from a drug overdose in 2021 was over 6 times the number in 1999.” Of the recorded 107,000 drug overdose deaths in 2021, over 75% involved an opioid. Furthermore, synthetic opioid-involved death rates increased by over 22% between 2020 and 2021.

A lethal dose of carfentanil can kill quickly, usually due to respiratory failure. To further complicate matters, it can be difficult for first responders and medical personnel to recognize or detect carfentanil as the substance involved. Carfentanil crosses the blood-brain barrier (BBB) rapidly which can lead to a lethal dose in as little as a minute. In fact, a user may lose consciousness while administering the drug.

Signs of carfentanil overdose are similar to other opioid toxicity and overdose including:

  • Pin-point pupils
  • Shallow breathing
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Lethargy
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Weak pulse
  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Unconsciousness
  • Cyanosis (skin turning blue)
  • Heart failure
  • Coma
  • Death

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What Happens at Carfentanil Detox in Pompano Beach?

Anyone seeking carfentanil detox should do so at a medically supervised detox facility. At Retreat of Broward, our addiction specialists begin by giving each client a thorough physical and mental assessment. This allows us to put together a detailed individualized treatment plan based on a client’s specific needs.

Using illicit drugs that contain carfentanil may increase dependence, cravings, and withdrawal symptoms. However, because carfentanil is closely related to fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, the detox and timeline are similar. At our detox facility, we are committed to helping people get through the detox process safely and comfortably. This may involve administering FDA-approved medications to lessen or sometimes prevent withdrawal symptoms.

Common Synthetic Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Fever and chills
  • Restlessness
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • High blood pressure and heart rate
  • Excessive sweating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Runny nose
  • Insomnia

Timeline of Synthetic Opioid Detox

  • First day: Withdrawal symptoms begin within 8 to 24 hours from last use.
  • Second and third day: Symptoms and cravings increase and are usually worse between 48 to 72 hours after the last use.
  • Fourth to tenth day: Depending on the individual and their usage history, withdrawal typically last 5 to 10 days. In some cases, it may take up to 14 days to rid the body of the drug.
  • Aftercare plan: Detox is the first step toward recovery. After the detox program is complete, we help clients plan the next step in their recovery. This may involve continuing care in a residential facility or an outpatient program.

During detox, many emotions come to the surface. The Retreat of Broward offers clients many therapies as part of our carfentanil detox in Pompano Beach. These therapies help people change how they think, better understand their addiction and take back control of their lives.

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Transformative Carfentanil Detox in Pompano Beach, FL

Despite the risk, people with substance use disorders are losing their lives daily from overdose due to illicit synthetic opioids. Our team of professionals is here to help you take that first step.

Contact us today to learn more about carfentanil detox in Pompano Beach, FL.

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