Unveiling the Truth Behind Fentanyl: Myths vs. Facts

fentanyl Fentanyl is a potent opioid that has become notorious in recent years. Along with its notoriety come many myths about the drug. While users of the drug can suffer devastating consequences, the consequences suffered by innocent bystanders can be even more devastating. AMATA can help treat fentanyl addiction, which makes you and your family safer.

Myth #1: Fentanyl Is Just Another Opioid

The fact is that while fentanyl is another opioid, it can be 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. Because of the potency, even a smidgen of the drug can be deadly to most people, especially children.

Myth #2: A Fentanyl Overdose Can Be Reversed Easily

Many people believe that Naloxone is always effective. While it does reverse fentanyl overdoses, it does not always work right away. Because fentanyl is so strong, more than one dose of Naloxone may be required. The amount also depends on how much fentanyl the person took. The CDC states that Naloxone is safe to give and only works if a person is overdosing on opioids. Always review Naloxone instructions before giving a second dose.

Myth #3: Fentanyl Is Only a Problem for Those Who Use Illicit Drugs

This couldn’t be further from the truth. Even a careful drug user can drop fentanyl, and some unsuspecting person or child can ingest it, inhale it, or absorb it through the skin. The DEA put out a warning to police officers about handling fentanyl to protect themselves and their police dogs.

Myth #4: Fentanyl Addiction Is a Choice

While you may have chosen to “try” fentanyl in the first place, addiction is not a choice. Opioids can change your brain’s chemistry, which leads to the addictive behavior of using more and more. AMATA can help you safely overcome your fentanyl addiction with fentanyl treatment programs. It is not a hopeless battle.

Where to Find Fentanyl Addiction Treatment in Corona, CA

AMATA serves Corona and the surrounding areas in California. To find out more about fentanyl addiction treatment, speak with a counselor at AMATA. To schedule a consultation, please call 888-682-6282.

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