Fentanyl is a deadly synthetic opioid. Although up to 100 times stronger than morphine, fentanyl detox is similar to detoxification from other opioids.
As the United States opioid epidemic enters its third wave, fentanyl is the primary driver. The most recent data from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) indicated that opioid abuse is again on the rise. 2.7 million U.S. adults had opioid use disorder in 2020. Among these, over 2.3 million were addicted to prescription opioid painkillers.