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Fentanyl Specialist

2nd Chance Treatment Center

Addiction Medicine & Psychiatrists located throughout the greater Phoenix, AZ area

Fentanyl abuse can have a devastating effect on your health and personal relationships. The experienced team at 2nd Chance throughout the greater Phoenix, Arizona area, are addiction specialists who offer personalized treatment plans to help you overcome your fentanyl addiction. To learn more about treatment options for fentanyl abuse, call the office today, or request an appointment online.

Fentanyl Q&A

What is fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid medication that blocks pain signals from reaching your brain. 

It’s used to treat severe pain conditions, such as pain following surgery or chronic, debilitating pain. 

Like other opioids, fentanyl use can create a sensation of euphoria, or a “high.” Because fentanyl is more potent than morphine and many varieties of heroin, it is highly addictive, and overdoses often lead to death. 

What are the symptoms of fentanyl addiction?

Addiction to fentanyl is classified as an opioid use disorder. If you or someone you love is struggling to control how much or how often they use fentanyl or has tried more than once to stop using the drug without success, it could indicate an addiction to fentanyl. Other signs of fentanyl addiction include:


  • Spending a lot of time and money obtaining fentanyl
  • Spending a lot of time thinking about the drug
  • Needing more and more of the drug for the same effect
  • Avoiding social situations or activities that interfere with drug use
  • Failure to meet obligations or work responsibilities
  • Engaging in risky behavior while under the influence


Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or fever, that occur when you stop using fentanyl are other signs of addiction. 

How is fentanyl addiction treated?

The experts at 2nd Chance design customized recovery programs to address all types of substance use disorders. Your personalized plan is designed to end your dependency on fentanyl, prevent relapse, and support long-term recovery.

Individual recovery plans may include addiction medicine, behavioral counseling, individual or group therapy, and treatment of substance-related medical conditions.

What is addiction medicine?

Addiction medications can help end dependency and prevent relapse. Some medications prevent you from getting high from fentanyl; others minimize withdrawal symptoms. The team at 2nd Chance Center has extensive experience with a range of addiction medications and uses them safely to treat fentanyl use disorders.

Some of the medications the team recommends are:

  • Suboxone®
  • Vivitrol® 
  • Lucymra®

Addiction medicine has been shown to be effective when combined with psychological and behavioral therapy. 

If you’re ready to regain control over your fentanyl use, call the office or schedule an appointment online for a consultation at 2nd Chance today.