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Fentanyl addiction treatment that actually works

For more than a decade, we’ve helped people with opioid abuse and addiction using a holistic approach that can treat the whole person for a lifetime – through a continuum of care that includes inpatient, outpatient, and even virtual addiction programs.

Our personalized addiction treatment programs are designed and administered by board-certified addiction psychiatrists, physicians, and other experts and found to be effective in 84% of patients – as opposed to 12-step programs, which work for at most 50%.

Three column stats: 8% Recovery Rate, 5000 patients treated, and 1:5 Clinical staff to patient ratio.

Call today and get help. Our fentanyl addiction treatment experts are here for you.


Treatment options for fentanyl addiction

Recovery from Fentanyl addiction can be extremely dangerous and difficult without the extensive support and medical oversight of an inpatient drug rehab program. employs supervised medical detox and a comprehensive program of psychological, emotional, and behavioral therapy.

Opioid addiction treatment needs to start with medical detox (also known as withdrawal stabilization) to remove the substance from the body. This process should only be attempted under the supervision of board-certified medical professionals who can monitor their health and prescribe any necessary medications to reduce cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms.

Please note that medical detox for opioid addiction is not considered treatment. It’s a prerequisite that allows patients to fully engage in a personalized treatment plan combining psychological, emotional, and behavioral therapies that address all the factors that contributed to the addiction. These therapies and treatments can be administered in a residential or outpatient setting following detox.

A comprehensive approach like this is the most effective way to restore a degree of normal function to the brain and address underlying issues that led to the desire to use so that patients can regain a stable and productive life.

Treatment plans at Enterhealth typically include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Medication Management
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
  • Supportive Outpatient Programs (SOP)
  • Maintenance Outpatient Programs (MOP)
  • Wellness, nutritional, and stress management education

A range of treatment options based on you

Each person’s path to addiction is unique with different neurological, emotional, social and environmental contributing factors. That’s why the Enterhealth journey to recovery is personalized to meet individuals and families where they are. Whether you need immersive inpatient care or outpatient treatment, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options and innovative therapies.

Enterhealth is the only facility with highly trained on-site addiction specialists, including PhDs, MDs and Master’s Level Therapists, who coordinate care at every stage. Because we understand the science behind addiction, we are best equipped to assess and treat individuals and families. Contact us to see why we’re the only facility with an 84% success rate.



Enterhealth Ranch offers inpatient care that’s on your side, not on the clock. It’s a nurturing environment where treatment is highly personalized and intensified. Every patient has a private room and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who use evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care, including medical detox, in-depth medical and psychological assessments, individual and group therapies, life skills and more.

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Enterhealth’s Outpatient Center of Excellence, conveniently located in the Park Cities, is expertly staffed with board-certified addiction specialists. Our comprehensive program is designed for continued recovery care and provides individuals and families the support they need to reconnect with each other and thrive in recovery.

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The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in their recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. This one-of-a-kind support environment provides a nurturing space where participants can gain understanding, learn from others and continue to rebuild their lives.

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Recovery is one of the most important benefits you can give your employees. Enterhealth provides comprehensive, evidence-based residential and outpatient programs and continued 24/7 technological support with Enterhealth Connect. It’s a tool employees can use to access expert care that fits their schedule for online consultations with highly trained addiction specialists, dynamic content including blogs, podcasts, videos, and continuously updated tools and resources that will aid in their recovery journey.

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How Enterhealth Makes a Difference

“FPO – When I first arrived here, I truly believed I would never be able to function without drugs or alcohol, nor be happy in general ever again. My family did not know how to help me. After being here, I’m a happier person. Laughter comes naturally. I’m repairing relationships I thought were irreparable.”

Hanna (former Enterhealth patient)

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Frequently Asked Questions About Fentanyl Addiction

What is fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid painkiller prescribed for acute, chronic, or long-lasting pain, and depending on purity, can be 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. It may be prescribed as an adhesive skin patch, as a sublingual spray, or as a dissolvable lozenge.

Brand names include: Duragesic, Actiq, Fentora, and Sublimaze.

What is fentanyl used for?

Fentanyl is typically used to treat patients with chronic severe pain – such as those battling cancer, fibromyalgia, etc. – or for those experiencing severe pain following surgery. It may also be prescribed for other types of pain in those who have been taking opioid medications for a long time after other, weaker painkillers stop working.

What are fentanyl withdrawal symptoms?

Early opioid withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Agitation and anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Muscle aches
  • Increased tearing
  • Insomnia
  • Runny nose
  • Excessive sweating
  • Yawning
  • Goosebumps

Later opioid withdrawal symptoms are even more intense and uncomfortable:

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Dilated pupils
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abnormal heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Seizures

How do medications that treat fentanyl withdrawal work?

Anti-addiction medications approved for the treatment of opioid addiction, including Suboxone (buprenorphine with naloxone) and Vivitrol (long-lasting naltrexone), act on the same receptors as fentanyl but are dramatically safer and unlikely to result in addiction.

These medications can alleviate many of the uncomfortable physical effects of fentanyl withdrawal, while at the same time reducing cravings. This allows patients to stay engaged and participate fully in treatment.

Why do people get addicted to fentanyl?

Most opioid users don’t start out using fentanyl, they usually begin with a legitimate prescription for medications such as OxyContin or Vicodin from their doctor or dentist.

Many people who start out using these pills and become addicted face a dilemma when their prescription runs out: try to source them on the street, which can be difficult and expensive, or turn to alternatives like heroin and, increasingly, fentanyl.

Why is fentanyl all over the news lately?

Fentanyl is a controversial medication for its role in the recent and ongoing opioid epidemic.

Since around 2013, fentanyl has increasingly found its way into illegal drug markets. Due to its potency, traffickers can increase profit margins by mixing it in (or “cutting”) with other substances. It’s now extremely common to find fentanyl in everything from heroin to cocaine, methamphetamine, and counterfeit pharmaceuticals, and since 2016 it is the most common cause of overdose deaths in the United States.

Where does fentanyl come from?

Most illegal fentanyl comes from unregulated clandestine laboratories in China and Southeast Asia, with much of it smuggled into the United States through Mexico.

Is fentanyl a controlled substance?

Yes. Fentanyl is a Schedule II controlled substance for its highly addictive properties, so it is illegal to possess and use without a prescription.

How much fentanyl can kill you?

A potentially lethal dose of fentanyl is estimated to be only about 2 milligrams. For reference, a single grain of rice typically weighs about 20 milligrams.

How long does fentanyl stay in your system?

Fentanyl can be detected using an analysis of blood within 5 and 48 hours after the last use, depending on the amount taken. With a urinalysis test, it may be detected within 24 to 72 hours after the last use. Hair follicle testing may be able to detect the drug for up to 3 months.

How to test for fentanyl?

Fentanyl test strips and kits are a reliable method to test whether an unknown powder or liquid contains the drug. However, possession of these test strips is currently only legal in 22 states. Possession in Texas, for example, is still prohibited.

*State standard is 1:10 clinical staff to patient ratio