Heroin & Fentanyl


Getting Abstinent fromFentanyl

Heroin and fentanyl, potent opioids, pose a significant and deadly threat to women’s health and well-being across the globe. Their highly addictive nature combined with their rapid ability to trigger physical dependence has led to a surge in addiction rates and fatal overdoses. Yet, amidst this dire crisis, hope remains. Canyon Crossing Recovery is steadfast in its commitment to saving lives and providing a pathway to sustainable recovery for women affected by these substances.

Heroin and Fentanyl Use Among Women

Heroin and fentanyl abuse among women often begin subtly, sometimes emerging from an initial prescription of opioids for pain relief. These substances interact with the body’s opioid receptors, leading to a surge of ‘feel-good’ chemicals and resulting in intense feelings of euphoria. However, as use continues, tolerance builds, leading to increased dosage and frequency of use to achieve the same effect, marking the first stages of addiction.

Women may also be more susceptible to substance abuse due to factors such as stress, trauma, relationship issues, and co-occurring mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. Societal pressures and the demands of balancing multiple roles can also contribute to escalating substance use.

Fentanyl, in particular, poses an especially grave threat due to its potency, estimated to be 50-100 times greater than morphine. Even minuscule amounts can lead to a fatal overdose. Alarmingly, fentanyl is increasingly found mixed with other drugs, particularly heroin, amplifying the risk of unforeseen and potentially fatal overdoses.



Overdose rates & nationalCrisis

The consequences of heroin and fentanyl abuse in women are devastating. Physical health problems, mental health issues, damaged relationships, legal problems, financial strain, and potential fatal overdose are just some of the challenges faced by women suffering from addiction to these substances.

The path to recovery is often further complicated by social stigma, fear of withdrawal, lack of accessible treatment, and concern for the care of dependent children. These barriers can prevent many women from seeking the help they need.

Our Heroin Treatment Center in Arizona

At Canyon Crossing Recovery, we specialize in providing a compassionate, comprehensive treatment program specifically designed for women. We understand the unique challenges and factors contributing to substance abuse in women and tailor our approach to meet each woman’s specific needs.

Our evidence-based therapies target not only the physical aspects of addiction but also psychological, social, and spiritual facets. We offer medical detox to manage withdrawal symptoms safely, followed by intensive therapy to address the root causes of addiction. Our dedicated team of addiction specialists is with our clients every step of the way, providing the tools and support needed for long-term sobriety.

In the face of the dire crisis of heroin and fentanyl abuse in women, Canyon Crossing Recovery shines as a beacon of hope. Our mission is to save lives, restore health and happiness, and provide women with the strength and resilience to sustain a life free from the grip of addiction. We believe in every woman’s ability to recover, and we’re committed to helping them rebuild their lives with dignity and grace.

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