Find Addiction Rehabs Provides Information Resource on Fentanyl Overdose Symptoms
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Find Addiction Rehabs (FAR), which is based in Boca Raton, FL, is happy to announce their latest resources for information about fentanyl, such as the symptoms of fentanyl overdose. Furthermore, the team of researchers at FAR have also come up with a resource on how alcohol affects the brain and possibly cause brain damage. And finally, the FAR judging panel had recently announced the winners of their scholarship competition where hundreds of students from various parts of the country submitted their essay on what they think should be done to fight addiction in the US.
Fentanyl is a kind of synthetic opioid, which has effects similar to morphine but it is 50 to 100 times stronger as a painkiller. Because of its potency, there is a strong chance that users can overdose, with just one pill having the capability to be fatal. Thus, those who have loved ones who use fentanyl, should know the signs of fentanyl overdose to help avoid serious injury or even death.
Synthetic opioids are different from the naturally occurring opioids, such as morphine and heroin, which are derived from the opium poppy. In contrast, synthetic opioids are produced in the laboratory and are designed to mimic the effects of natural opioids. Some of these synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, have legitimate medical applications but they can also be dangerous. The problem is that synthetic opioids tend to be more potent than the natural opioids. Examples of synthetic opioids are methadone, acetylfentanyl, tramadol, U-47700, furanylfentanyl, and carfentanil.
Because of the unusually high potency of synthetic opioids, the risk of overdose is much higher. Fentanyl is usually prescribed for patients with advanced cancer or who have undergone surgery. However, it is often abused and misused and is frequently mixed with other illegal drugs to strengthen the euphoric effects. The common effects of fentanyl include: pain relief; euphoria; relaxation; drowsiness or fatigue; sedation; nausea; physical weakness; itchy skin; confusion; problems concentrating; tightness in the throat; stiff or rigid muscles; constricted pupils; depressed, shallow, or irregular breathing; slowed heartbeat; sweating; constipation; and dry mouth. Symptoms of fentanyl overdose include: drowsiness; low blood pressure; dizziness; nausea and vomiting; pinpoint pupils; cold, clammy skin; limp body; decreased heart rate; blue lips and fingernails; decreased consciousness or loss of consciousness; and coma.
Meanwhile, they have also published an article that explains the connection between alcohol and brain damage. Excessive drinking of alcohol has been observed to cause damage to brain function, which often results into dementia, memory problems, learning deficits, and other similar problems. Fortunately, treatment can sometimes reverse the damage and allow the brain to heal. The connection between alcohol and brain damage has to be observed over the long term. Chronic drinking can result into severe withdrawal symptoms that can damage brain cells. The long term effects of drinking alcohol include: brain shrinkage due to the loss of gray and white matter; neurotransmitter damage; cognitive impairment; and Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, which is a brain disorder due to lack of vitamin B1.
Find Addiction Rehabs was founded with the goal of providing the best possible information resource for people who are interested in addiction treatment or those who are looking for information on how they can help their loved ones fight their addiction. Through their expert postings and guest blogs, they expect FAR to provide not just a directory of treatment centers but also to offer a single resource with regards to addiction disorders and behaviors the most up-to-date practices for recovery.
Meanwhile, FAR as recently announced the results of the 2021 Making an Impact Scholarship low barrier competition where students from across the country submitted a 500-word essay on how they can make an impact on addiction in the US. The recipient of the 2021 Making an Impact Scholarship is Makayla Armento from the Community College of Denver and who was accepted to the University of Colorado Denver for Spring 2022.
People who are interested in getting information about addiction and the various addiction treatment centers in their particular state can check out the Find Addiction Rehabs website or contact them through the telephone.
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