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Fentanyl Addiction and Treatment in Fresno

The current opioid drug epidemic in the U.S. is all over the news. What often starts off as a legitimate medical need, prescription medication for pain, leads to physical dependency, then to addiction, and then in some circumstances, to overdose and death. One of the most dangerous prescribed opioids today is fentanyl. It’s a powerful painkiller, even in low doses,...

How to Help a Fentanyl Addict

Fentanyl is a prescription opioid painkiller that is used to relieve extreme pain, often the pain that is associated with cancer. It is a very potent painkiller. In fact, it is estimated to be 30-50 times stronger than heroin and as much as 100 times more potent than morphine. When sold on the street, fentanyl is often mixed with heroin...

How Can I Prevent Getting Addicted to Fentanyl?

There have been numerous stories about fentanyl in the media lately. The drug, typically prescribed, but also found on the streets, plays a huge part in the current opioid epidemic that plagues the country. It’s important to remember that fentanyl can be risky for anyone who uses it, even those people who take it as pain relief for legitimate injuries...