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Fentanyl Detox Center in Ohio

This page was medically reviewed for accuracy by Alexis LeFevre-Casby, NP, an addiction and mental health specialist and family nurse practitioner at Ohio Addiction Recovery Center.

Ohio Addiction Recovery Center has helped hundreds of individuals struggling with fentanyl addiction and other substance use disorders. Learn more about our Ohio fentanyl detox center below. For immediate help with fentanyl addiction, call us today at 800-481-8457. We accept most private insurance plans.

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Premier Fentanyl Detox in Columbus

Fentanyl, also known as fetty, has become increasingly popular in recent years. In fact, much of the street heroin supply has either been tainted or completely replaced by fentanyl or similar analogues. Because it is 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin, many drug users have even come to prefer fentanyl over other opioids. 

Due to this potency, fentanyl can cause severe chemical dependency that leads to painful withdrawal symptoms. To safely and effectively quit fentanyl use, most individuals require medications and medical supervision in a specialized opiate detox center. A fentanyl detox program can enable individuals to comfortably quit fentanyl while starting their road to recovery.

What Fentanyl Detox is Like

Many individuals using fentanyl have a fear of quitting due to the withdrawal symptoms. Some are afraid detox could be an extremely painful experience. Fortunately, medical detox is designed specifically to make fentanyl withdrawal as painless as possible.

Fentanyl detox is similar to other opiate detox programs. In our fentanyl detox center in Columbus, OH, you or a loved one is first assessed by our medical and clinical teams to develop a treatment plan. 

Then, with 24-hour nursing care, withdrawal symptoms are addressed in real time using various medications. Unlike a hospital, our detox center is a relaxed residential environment where you can begin to build a support network for your recovery. You will also have access to snacks, games, recreations, TV, exercise, and more. Though we are a small facility, you or a loved one will be in a program with other individuals also beginning their road to recovery.

In addition to medical treatment, our detox program provides individual therapy, group therapy, and other clinical interventions to develop an aftercare plan so that you or a loved one can be prepared for a successful life of recovery post-treatment.

If you have more questions about detox program, please don’t hesitate to give us a call with your questions at 800-481-8457.

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How Long Is Fentanyl Detox?

A fentanyl detox timeline will vary for each individual, but typically it can take 7-14 days. Without detox, the body can actually clear fentanyl from the system much quicker, but it is an extremely uncomfortable and even dangerous experience. Many people relapse when they attempt to quit “cold turkey.”

By stretching fentanyl detox over 1 to 2 weeks, a taper opioid is used to slowly wean the body off of opioid opioid dependence. This reduces withdrawal symptoms and increases an individual’s likelihood of remaining abstinent from fentanyl. 

Following fentanyl detoxification, it’s highly recommended to continue an aftercare program, such as inpatient addiction treatment. Most clients at our fentanyl detox center remain in our program for 30-45 days to complete residential treatment. However, this is not a requirement.

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

Without medical assistance, Fentanyl can cause significant and painful withdrawal symptoms. Not all substances cause physical dependence, but all types of opioids do. Similar to heroin or prescription opioids, fentanyl withdrawal can symptoms can include:

  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Restless legs
  • Insomnia
  • Runny nose
  • Stomach pain, diarrhea, and/or vomiting 
  • Aches and pains
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Intense cravings
  • Mood swings

Is it Safe to Detox From Fentanyl Cold Turkey?

Generally, it is not safe to detox from fentanyl cold turkey. Though it is not as dangerous as some substances, such as alcohol detox or benzodiazepines, each individual will have different risk factors that could contribute to the severity of withdrawal.

Hypertension, high blood pressure, dehydration, and other symptoms can cause complications when attempted at home. That’s why it is always recommended to seek medical help if you are dependent on opioids and plan to quit.

Is Fentanyl Detox Safe?

Yes, fentanyl detox is extremely safe and effective when conducted in a specialized drug and alcohol detox center. Complications are rare in fentanyl detox centers and both nurses and physicians are on staff in the event of any type of complication.

In our detox center, vitals and other symptoms are monitored on an ongoing basis and clients have access to nursing staff 24/7.

Do I Need to Go to Rehab After Fentanyl Detox?

It’s always highly recommended to continue some form of aftercare, but at our facility it is not required. Many clients choose to complete our full 30-45 day residential program. Others may transfer to another type of facility or outpatient program. That said, residential treatment followed by outpatient treatment is proven to be most effective for long-term fentanyl addiction recovery.

What Medications Are Used During Fentanyl Detoxification?

There are a variety of medications that are used to manage fentanyl withdrawal symptoms. There are both narcotic and non-narcotic drugs that can significantly reduce pain and discomfort. Our medical staff will provide appropriate prescriptions, but generally the primary medication used to taper an individual off of opioids such as fentanyl is buprenorphine, commonly known by the brand name Suboxone.

How Much Does Detox Cost?

Medical detox programs can have varying out-of-pocket costs depending on your insurance plans. Some insurance plans cover 100% the cost of detox. Others may require a deductible, a co-pay, or co-insurance. To learn exactly what your insurance covers, give us a call today at 800-481-8457. You can also verify insurance coverage through our text chat at the bottom right of the screen. 

If you are looking to self-pay for detox, most programs can be in the range of anywhere from $4,000-$10,000 or more, depending on the length of stay and the particular facility. At OARC, we’re happy to provide affordable detox services and payment plans. If you aren’t a fit for our facility, our knowledgeable outreach team can help give recommendations for programs throughout the Midwest.

How to Help A Loved One Suffering From Fentanyl Addiction

It can be extremely frustrating and heart breaking to see a loved one in the grips of an opioid addiction, especially if they are resistant to treatment. It’s important to understand that addiction is a disease, not a choice. 

Just like any other chronic condition, such as asthma, diabetes, or arthritis, those with substance use disorder have little control over their symptoms and often require continued care. That said, unlike other medical conditions, many face significant stigma over their symptoms and few receive the treatment they need.

By understanding addiction, its underlying causes, and treatment models, you can be more effective at helping a loved one who needs help.

Many families benefit from an intervention in order to help a loved one. Though interventions can be effective, it’s always recommended to contact a professional first. Interventions can sometimes backfire when not mediated by a neutral professional.

Whether it is one on one or through an intervention, asking a loved one to get help should come from a place of concern and love. Accusations, threats, or anger may cause someone to further isolate themselves rather than seek help.

If you need more help with a loved one, please give us a call today at 800-481-8457. Our addiction professionals would be happy to provide more information or even talk to your loved one.

End Fentanyl Dependence Today!

Ready to start a new life? Our fentanyl addiction specialists are standing by to help. Compassionate admissions staff can schedule over the phone assessments, verify insurance benefits, provide recommendations, and schedule admission if you are a fit for our program. Call us 24/7 at 800-481-8457 or contact us via our web chat in the bottom right of the screen.

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