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The family of substances known as opioids contains a number of drugs and medications. One especially powerful opioid that can fall into each of these categories is fentanyl. Some people receive the medically approved form of fentanyl as a treatment for certain kinds of pain. However, others take the illegally produced drug form of this substance. Fentanyl is perhaps best known for its ability to trigger fatal overdoses. But like all opioids, it also poses a major addiction risk when used improperly. 

Professional treatment of fentanyl problems can not only help you or your loved one break the cycle of addiction. In addition, it can help you avoid a fatal or nonfatal overdose. Looking for professional fentanyl rehab in Colorado? Turn to the experienced professionals at Healing Pines Recovery. We specialize in helping men with opioid problems regain stable sobriety. Our customized treatment plans support recovery from all forms of opioid addiction, including addiction to fentanyl.

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Facts About Fentanyl

As an opioid, fentanyl belongs to a group of substances made at least partially from laboratory-made chemicals. These chemicals are designed to mimic the effects of certain ingredients that naturally occur in plants called opium poppies. They differ in this way from opiates, related substances made entirely from natural poppy ingredients. 

Fentanyl is fully lab-made. It’s far stronger than any opiate. In fact, a single dose of it equals the potency of 50 to 100 doses of the opiate morphine. 

Prescription Fentanyl

Prescription fentanyl is a painkiller used for very specific reasons. It’s only approved for older teen and adult cancer patients who:

  • Experience serious flareups of their pain symptoms
  • Are already taking another opioid medication for their everyday pain
  • Have some pre-existing tolerance to opioid medications

The medication comes in five main forms, each of which your body absorbs at a different rate. Depending on your situation, you may receive it as a:

  • Lozenge
  • Tablet that dissolves beneath your tongue
  • Film that dissolves on your tongue
  • Patch that you attach to your skin
  • Tablet that dissolves against the wall of your cheek

Illegal Fentanyl

Many people with fentanyl problems don’t take the opioid in medication form. Instead, they take an illegal form made in a clandestine lab facility. Illegally made fentanyl can be consumed by:

  • Smoking it
  • Nasally inhaling it
  • Swallowing a tablet or pill that contains it
  • Attaching a patch soaked in it to your skin
  • Eating a strip of paper coated with it

Drug dealers sometimes mix fentanyl into batches of other substances. This means that you may end up consuming it without any knowledge of its presence.

Want to know more about prescription or illegally made fentanyl? Consult the helpful staff at Healing Pines Recovery today.

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How Does Fentanyl Trigger Substance Problems?

All opioids have the potential to trigger substance problems. These problems fall under the heading of opioid use disorder (OUD). Some people affected by OUD are clinically addicted to fentanyl or another opioid. Others don’t meet the criteria for addiction and are instead struggling with dysfunctional opioid abuse. You may need fentanyl rehab in Colorado if you’re affected by either of these issues. 

How do fentanyl and other opioids trigger substance problems? When you take an opioid, it alters your brain chemistry. If you continue your drug or medication use over time, your brain can come to depend on this altered state. That can happen even when you use a prescription opioid as your doctor instructed. 

Opioid dependence is not the same as opioid addiction. Your doctor can help you control your dependent state without developing any functional problems. But dependence can turn into addiction if you do any of the following things:

  • Take bigger doses of fentanyl than your doctor prescribes, or take it more often
  • Use legally made fentanyl without a prescription
  • Try to speed up the rate at which a fentanyl medication enters your system
  • Repeatedly use illegal fentanyl in any amount

Fentanyl’s potency makes it a particular concern when it comes to addiction. If you misuse it, you may find yourself in trouble sooner rather than later. And even if you’re not addicted, your opioid abuse may qualify you for an OUD diagnosis.

Have more questions about how fentanyl and other opioids can produce OUD? Get the timely answers you need at Healing Pines.


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How a Fentanyl Treatment Center in Colorado Can Help

Regardless of the specific opioid in your system, the basic procedures for treating OUD are the same. The standard framework for opioid rehab is known as medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT gets its name because it uses a combination of methods to address opioid problems. These methods include:

  • The use of a medication that supports effective opioid recovery
  • Additional use of psychotherapy that also supports opioid recovery

A Colorado fentanyl addiction treatment center may use either of two opioid medications in a MAT program:

  • Buprenorphine
  • Methadone

Both of these options are far less potent than fentanyl. When used appropriately, they provide your system with enough of an opioid effect to ease withdrawal symptoms. However, this effect is not powerful enough to make you feel intoxicated or promote further opioid abuse. 

Your program will likely also use a third medication called naltrexone. This medication produces the opposite effect of fentanyl, buprenorphine, and methadone by stopping opioids from reaching your brain. It serves as a follow-up to buprenorphine or methadone and helps you stay opioid-free going forward.

The psychotherapy used in MAT helps you make behavioral changes that support your newfound sobriety. Options known to show benefits for OUD treatment include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Contingency management (CM)
  • Motivational enhancement therapy (MET)
  • Twelve-step facilitation therapy

These therapies work in different ways and can help you reach different rehab goals. For these reasons, you may participate in two or more of them during your time in fentanyl recovery.

At Healing Pines Recovery, we feature MAT for opioid problems. Our customized plans match you with the best possible combination of medication and therapy. For more information, talk to us today.

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Healing Pines Recovery is/was instrumental in setting me up for long term success in my recovery journey. I've been to treatment centers in the past and HPR is nothing like anything I've attended before. They're very small, intimate, and hands-on approach to recovery was exactly what I was looking for when seeking treatment. I knew that a large, one size fits all program like those offered by many other treatment centers in Colorado wouldn't provide me with the help I desperately needed. Paul and his Team are incredible and I would highly recommend HPR to anyone who needs help starting their recovery journey. Big shout out to James for all of his guidance during my time at HPR. His grace, knowledge, understanding, and direction were/are key to my continued success in recovery. One HUGE piece of the puzzle I love is the after care I've received from HPR... I am in constant contact with Paul, James, and many other staff members through the their alumni programs and it has helped me so much with life after HPR. This program was truly a miracle in my life and I know it will be for many other men struggling with addiction and/or alcoholism. You'll get your life back!

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Fentanyl Rehab in Colorado at Healing Pines Recovery

Fentanyl is rightly infamous for its power to trigger overdose and addiction. It can also trigger serious opioid abuse in the absence of addiction. To recover from a fentanyl problem, you need a specialized form of help called medication-assisted treatment. This treatment uses a balanced approach to help you get fentanyl out of your system and stay fentanyl-free. 

Do you or your loved one need a trusted source for fentanyl rehab in Colorado? Healing Pines is here for you with comprehensive MAT services in Colorado. With our help, you can recover from OUD and learn how to avoid future problems with this powerful opioid. Get started in our specialized men’s Colorado drug rehab by contacting us today.

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Michael Anderson, MA, LPC

Clinical Director

Michael Anderson, MA, LPC

Michael is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has felt lead to be in this role since the age of 15. He is passionate about coaching and helping others becoming their very best. Michael grew up in Northern California and has lived in Colorado for close to a decade. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Liberty University and received his Maters in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. Michael has a heart for helping the addiction population and their families to find freedom and lasting recovery to positively affect people’s legacies. Michael has experience in individual, group, marriage, and family Counseling.

Michael uses CBT/DBT/Person Centered/Solution Focused and Emotionally Focused Therapies. He enjoys staying active and supporting Colorado Sports Teams (especially the Broncos), movies, Church, playing drums and spending time with his wife and children. Michael brings a non-judgmental and relaxed approach to Healing Pines clients and staff.

Dr. Heath D Canfield, D.O.

Medical Director

Dr. Canfield grew up in Southern California and graduated Cum Laude with his bachelor’s degree in psychology.  He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in California before moving to Colorado to complete his psychiatry residency at the University of Colorado where he served as chief resident.  He completed additional training in psychoanalysis at the University of Colorado.  He has worked in forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and physician mental health.  He strives to stay current with evidence based treatments in psychiatry.  When not working, Dr. Canfield is spending time with his wife and three boys.