Fentanyl Use On the Rise in Southern California

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Fentanyl use is on the rise in Southern California. The View, located in Los Angeles, provides individualized treatment options to help clients on their path to recovery.

Southern California is seeing a huge increase in the use of the dangerous drug fentanyl. Fentanyl is a drug that is 100 times more powerful than morphine, and is responsible for driving up fatalities in opioid overdose. The problem is significant in parts of the Midwest and New England, but use of the drug is also becoming prevalent in Southern California. Law enforcement and public health officials are concerned that fentanyl abuse will soon become an epidemic in Southern California.

Officials in Ventura County recently raised the concern about the dangers of opioids that are laced with fentanyl. The Ventura County Star recently published a news article that outlined the issue. Deaths due to drug overdose in Ventura County and Southern California could potentially rise because of the use of fentanyl. Dr. Robert Levin, a Ventura public health official, recently addressed the problem: “People are using these drugs expecting one result and getting a much more potent result, a result that can end with death.”

Fentanyl has many side effects, including drowsiness, euphoria, itching, and lethargy. One of the two major effects of this drug are addiction and overdose. The physiological effects of fentanyl are powerful, and the body can become addicted to it even without actively abusing it. When a person becomes addicted to fentanyl, the physical and psychological effects often require clinically assisted detox and rehabilitation.

The View is a detoxification facility located in Los Angeles, California. As part of the detoxification process, the facility’s professionally trained staff will:

  • Provide a safe environment for patients to taper off of the drug and address the physical and psychological dependence associated with fentanyl addiction.
  • Minimize pain and discomfort associated with withdrawal and reduce the risk of relapse for the patient.
  • Provide a comfortable, safe, and supportive environment for the patient.
  • Help design and implement an after-care plan best suited for the individual when they leave The View.

Depending on the patient, fentanyl detoxification can take anywhere from 5 to 7 days and last as long as 10 days. A thorough evaluation during intake helps our team determine the ideal detoxification timeline for each patient.

At The View, our caring and professional staff realize that detoxification is the first step of a long and difficult journey that is often intimidating. The luxurious six-bed facility provides a pool, hot tub, patio, and lush amenities to help make the detoxification and stabilization process as intimate, comfortable, and safe as possible while individuals take their first steps towards recovery. Through a thorough intake process and a holistic approach, we are able to gain a deep understanding of each client and cultivate a treatment plan that aligns with their individual needs. Our expert staff provides a positive, purposeful, and effective recovery experience for each client.

If you or a loved one needs help, feel free to visit our website at https://theviewsc.com or call us at 877-310-4343 for an intake appointment.

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