Rising Incidence of Recreational Fentanyl Use Among Youth

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 General News
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The Waismann Method Center warns of rising incidence of recreational fentanyl use among youth. A new form of addiction is increasing across the US, especially among the younger generation, and it isn't just heroin or some other street drug, it is fentanyl.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Fentanyl is a drug used medically for pain management, but

for drug users, it can be a new way to achieve a high when combined with heroin. Recent research by the Waismann Method® opioid treatment specialists, reveals the striking increase in the number of recreational fentanyl users who are seeking detoxification.

Illicit use of fentanyl has gone up this year, reveals the Waismann Method Group. The Waismann Method specialists compared the number of patients treated in the first half of 2017 to this year and observed a threefold increase. Another important observation was the decrease in age of patients who sought treatment for Fentanyl addiction, going down from 57 last year to 38.3 in 2018. The group receives patients from all over the world, but mainly from across the US and Canada.

Earlier, fentanyl was used primarily for managing intense pain that couldn't be managed with weaker drugs. This year, the rapid increase in its popularity among the younger generation reveals its use as a drug to complement and heighten the effects of heroin. Another reason for this popularity is the widespread media coverage about fentanyl's ability to induce a greater high, which has aroused the curiosity of the younger generation eager to experiment.

According to Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, Medical Director for the Waismann Method, "The illicit use of Fentanyl to enhance a drug high is particularly disconcerting. Our study should be seen as a serious indicator of an impending widespread epidemic that can be avoidable when adequate prevention, education, and treatment are available."

For the last twenty years, the Waismann Method® team has been waging a valiant battle to save its patients from cruel, ineffective and unnecessary withdrawal suffering offered by traditional rehabs. Having physicians managing drug detoxification procedures in a hospital allows patients to overcome withdrawal syndrome more comfortably, safely and successfully. Treatment protocols such as anesthesia-assisted rapid detox and other inpatient medical techniques provide a much better chance for a patient to achieve complete detoxification.

The Waismann Method® provides each patient with a customized treatment that has enabled the opioid user to achieve the highest success rates for opiate detox treatments in the last 20 years. Opioid dependence can be safely and adequately reversed or treated through rapid detox or other medical detoxification protocols, which can dramatically reduce levels of discomfort and possibility of relapse during the withdrawal.

Since the late 1990s, the Waismann Method Center has successfully helped thousands of patients overcome opioid addiction. Based only in Southern California, the group treats patients from around the world using a combination of medical and behavioral methods. Additionally, receiving treatment in a full service accredited hospital offers a range of additional medical resources to maximize safety, comfort and outcome. Medical Detoxification is followed by a short stay at its recovery center, where further assistance is provided during the physiological and emotional regulation period.

About the Waismann Method Center

The Waismann Method® team has long been advocating for effective solutions to the growing problem of opioid use disorder in the United States. The center has helped thousands of patients transition back to healthier lifestyles by focusing on both the physiological symptoms as well as the mental and emotional well-being of the patients. Michael H. Lowenstein, M.D., who serves as Medical Director for the Waismann Method Medical Group, is an internationally recognized authority on opiate use disorder and pain management. His extensive knowledge of best prescribing practices, alternative options for pain management and opiate use disorder make him the most well-suited physicians to assist patients to achieve opiate-free lives. For more information about the Waismann Method Center's rapid detox and opioid addiction treatment techniques, visit http://www.opiates.com®.

 

SOURCE Waismann Method



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