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Fentanyl Addiction: A Growing Epidemic

In recent years, fentanyl addiction has emerged as a devastating component of the opioid crisis, particularly in urban centers like San Diego. This powerful synthetic opioid is up to 50 times stronger than heroin, making it extremely dangerous and highly addictive. At Boardwalk Recovery Center, we understand the complexities of fighting fentanyl addiction and offer specialized treatment options to help you or your loved ones reclaim control of your lives.

What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid initially used to treat patients with severe pain, especially after surgery. However, its potent effects have led to widespread misuse and addiction, causing a significant rise in overdose deaths. Recognizing the signs of fentanyl addiction early is crucial. These include extreme happiness followed by confusion, depression, difficulty walking, and severe respiratory troubles.

Comprehensive Treatment Approaches

Personalized Care at Boardwalk Recovery Center

At Boardwalk Recovery Center, we understand that each journey to recovery is unique. Our approach to combating fentanyl addiction involves a comprehensive strategy that utilizes our Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), and Structured Living facilities. These programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our patients, whether they require constant medical supervision or partial day support.

Individualized Detoxification and Recovery Plans

We begin with a personalized detoxification plan, under medical supervision, to ensure the safe elimination of drugs from the body. This phase is critical as it manages the physical symptoms of withdrawal in a controlled environment, reducing the risk of complications. After detox, each patient is assessed to create a customized recovery plan. This plan incorporates various therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and holistic therapies which may include yoga, meditation, and nutritional counseling.

Structured Living and Sustained Support

For those who need structured support following initial treatment, our Structured Living programs provide a stable environment that reinforces daily routines free of substance use. This setting helps to cultivate healthy habits and coping skills necessary for long-term sobriety. Additionally, our team continually adjusts each patient’s treatment plan based on their progress and individual challenges, which is essential for addressing the complexities of fentanyl addiction effectively.

At Boardwalk Recovery Center, every aspect of our care is designed to support sustainable recovery, ensuring that each patient not only returns to their life but thrives in it. By focusing on individual needs and continuous care, we help our patients rebuild their lives and achieve lasting freedom from addiction.

The Role of Therapy and Support

Recovery from fentanyl addiction isn’t just about overcoming physical dependence—it also involves addressing the emotional and psychological aspects of addiction. Our therapy sessions, both individual and group, are designed to help you understand the root causes of your addiction, develop coping strategies, and build a supportive network of peers and professionals.

Relapse Prevention and Ongoing Care

Long-term recovery from fentanyl addiction requires continuous support and vigilance. Boardwalk Recovery Center offers relapse prevention strategies and ongoing care programs to help you maintain sobriety. This includes aftercare planning and support groups that ensure you have access to help whenever you need it.

Take the First Step Today

Don’t let fentanyl control your life any longer. Contact Boardwalk Recovery Center today to learn more about our specialized treatment programs and start your journey to recovery. Call us or visit our website to schedule your first consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, drug-free life.


Fentanyl is extremely potent and can be deadly in very small doses. Its potency increases the risk of overdose, especially when mixed with other substances unknowingly.

Our treatment process begins with a thorough assessment to tailor a program to each individual’s needs, followed by detoxification, therapy, and long-term relapse prevention planning.

Yes, fentanyl addiction can be treated on an outpatient basis depending on the individual’s condition and needs. Our IOP allows patients to receive treatment while living at home.

We provide family counseling and educational programs to help families understand addiction, support their loved ones, and cope with the challenges of recovery.

We offer various financing options and work with several insurance providers to make treatment accessible. Contact us to discuss your financial situation and find a plan that works for you.


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