Colorado Fentanyl Hotline
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What Is the Impact of Fentanyl In Colorado?
Fentanyl is an incredibly powerful prescription drug that’s affecting much of Colorado heavily including major metropolitan areas like Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs.
It’s not just Colorado that’s affected by fentanyl, however. It’s a problem throughout the country, and the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention reports that deaths related to opioids, which is what fentanyl is, have gone up 200 percent since 2000.
Fentanyl is a particularly potent and dangerous opioid that’s believed to be anywhere from 30 to 50 times more powerful than heroin, and anywhere from 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine. It’s this potency that holds appeal for people who are addicted to drugs, but unfortunately, the risk of not only addiction but also overdose are incredibly high with fentanyl.
As with other opioids, fentanyl affects the central nervous system and results in a sense of euphoria or the high opioid users chase, but also adverse physical side effects like constipation, nausea, drowsiness, confusion, and sedation.
Since fentanyl is such a strong opioid, it also has a higher risk of respiratory depression, coma and death even than other opioids.
People who are addicted to fentanyl also tend to have a tolerance, which means they need increasingly high doses to feel the same effects they did when they initially took the drug. This puts them at a high risk of overdose.
What some people don’t realize is that even very small amounts of fentanyl can be deadly.
So what can you do if you feel you have a problem with fentanyl in Colorado or someone you care about does?
Treatment for Fentanyl Addiction
If you’re abusing fentanyl, the best thing you can do for yourself and your health is to seek professional treatment. Opioid addiction is particularly hard to combat, which is why it does require professional rehab in most cases. Opioid addiction also tends to include withdrawal symptoms that can range from uncomfortable to severe, and at a professional treatment facility, medically-supervised detox is usually part of programs.
While you may realize you need professional treatment for a fentanyl addiction, how do you find the best Colorado resources?
Calling Our Palmer Lake Free Fentanyl Hotline
At The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, we offer the opportunity to make a free, confidential call to our fentanyl helpline. We feel this is one of the most important things you can do for yourself if you’re abusing fentanyl, or if you have a loved one who has a problem with the drug.
Our Colorado fentanyl toll-free hotline is a resource that can help people who are addicted to the drug or abusing it find the help they need.
The following are some of the key points to know about our Colorado fentanyl helpline:
- When you call our Colorado fentanyl hotline, you will be connected with an advisor who can go over your addiction and your use of fentanyl to determine the treatment options that might be well-suited to your needs. Some of the questions you might be asked if you’re using fentanyl could include how often you use it, and how much of it you It’s important for the fentanyl hotline counselor to get an understanding of the specifics of your addiction.
- The coordinator or intake specialist you speak to when calling our 24-hour hotline will want to know about any other substance abuse as well as co-occurring mental disorders because these factors can play an important role in determining the right treatment program.
- If you’re ready for treatment and you contact our Palmer Lake fentanyl free hotline, we can work with you right then to find the right treatment and also get you started on the intake process. The person you speak to will do an intake questionnaire and verify insurance, and then you may be able to get into treatment at The Recovery Village in less than a day.
- It’s okay to call the fentanyl helpline even if you’re not ready for treatment, but just have questions or want information.
- We also invite not only people who personally are struggling with fentanyl to contact our Colorado 24-hour hotline, but also the loved ones of people who are addicted to fentanyl who want information about how they can help.
- No matter who you are or why you’re calling the fentanyl 24-hour hotline, your call is completely confidential.
It’s important to note that the risk of overdose with fentanyl is incredibly high. If you suspect a fentanyl overdose, please don’t call our Palmer Lake fentanyl hotline. Instead, contact 911 immediately.
National Toll-Free Hotlines
If you are in an emergency or life-threatening situation related to drugs or alcohol, please contact 911, where help is available 24/7.
You can also contact The National Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222.
The number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-TALK (8255)
The National Mental Health Association Hotline number is 800-969-6642, and it’s available during traditional business hours.