Circle Of Hope: The Rising Issue Of Fentapills

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Circle of Hope, a luxury addiction treatment facility based in Reseda, California, would like to discuss the rising addiction to fentapills. This addiction has been steadily rising in the USA since 2010 and is showing no indication of slowing down. Recent studies have shown that this particular drug dependence has become so widespread that it can be classed as an epidemic within the United States.

Prescription drug abuse and addiction have become major issues in communities everywhere, even in unexpected places. Every day, people in all kinds of situations take prescription drugs to help them combat various health issues, whether physical or mental. A Fentapill is a counterfeit opioid (made with fentanyl). They are designed to resemble a blue 30-milligram dose of oxycodone, except for the M-30 label on the pill. These pills have also been designed and disguised as Xanax, Hydrocodone or Percocet. They are highly addictive and have been the cause of a huge number of fatal overdoses.

Since 1999, synthetic opioids have become a global epidemic, with more and more people losing their life to an opioid overdose. Fentanyl is a drug which is very easy to overdose on, as it is 100 times more potent than morphine and 30-50 times more potent than heroin. It comes in several forms, including patches that deliver a continuous supply of medication to a patient via transdermal absorption. Depending on the individual’s build and size, as little as 2 milligrams is enough to kill a person. Other factors to consider include tolerance and past usage of the drug. Even a small cut or scrape in a person’s mouth can lead to an overdose. The Circle of Hope website provides detailed information on how to be aware of counterfeit pills and their risks as well.

As the fentapill is illegal and counterfeit, those making them try to disguise them as much as they can. Some of the unique characteristics of these pills include but are not limited to being sold as prescription pills to young and unknowing victims. They are also sold on social media platforms, designed to resemble other opioids. It is worth noting that most victims of such pills are unwilling. The dedicated staff at Circle of Hope have helped many patients out of seemingly hopeless addictions and into long-term, meaningful recovery. If an individual or a loved one is struggling to control the use of either prescription or illegal opioids, they may meet the diagnostic criteria for an opioid use disorder. Seeking professional help as soon as possible must always be encouraged.

An opioid use disorder is a substance abuse disorder that is characterized by extreme dependence on opioids. Individuals in this situation feel compelled to use opioids as their tolerance for the drug increases, and they experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drug. A person with an opioid use disorder will continue to use opioids even though they are experiencing negative cognitive, behavioral and physical problems. This disorder has reached epidemic levels in the United States, affecting more than 2.1 million people. There have been more than 47,000 overdose-related deaths in the US alone. Of the estimated 20 million US citizens who are struggling with substance abuse, two million are using prescription opioids while 500,000 use heroin. Though in legitimate use since opioids are good at relieving severe pain, they also create a feeling of well-being and affect the brain’s reward systems. Even people who take their medication as prescribed by a medical professional can become addicted. This risk is increased when they take larger doses or frequent doses than prescribed. Combining prescription opioids with alcohol or other medication can also increase the chances of addiction. Circle of Hope provides detailed information and resources regarding this issue on their website.

In certain cases, medication assisted treatment (MAT) can be used to treat patients suffering from this disorder. Medication-assisted treatment is a combination of medication, counseling and behavioral therapy. It uses medication to reduce cravings for their substance of choice. However, it does not replace one addiction with another. The primary uses for medication-assisted treatment are for addressing alcohol, stimulant and opioid abuse. People who are detoxing from opioids can experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, insomnia, muscle pain and a rapid heart rate. MAT for opioids can involve the use of methadone, buprenorphine or naltrexone in order to reduce the severity of the withdrawal symptoms while also blocking the effects of other opioids or helping reduce the cravings felt by the patient during recovery.

At Circle of Hope, they make it a point to treat the whole individual — mind, body, and spirit — with their individualized addiction treatment programs. To learn more about the treatment facility or to seek help, interested parties can contact the team via their website or phone.

An image of fentapills and a stethoscope to shows the risks of overdose from opioid use disorders

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For more information about Circle of Hope, contact the company here:

Circle of Hope
Admissions
admissions@circleofhopetreatment.com
Circle of Hope
18770 Strathern St.
Reseda, CA 91335

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