Fentanyl Recovery & Prescription Drug Addiction Recovery Program

An effective fentanyl rehab and prescription opioid addiction recovery program.

Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50.

Fentanyl’s potency makes it attractive to drug traffickers who can smuggle in many doses in a small package, and deadly to users because a dose the size of a grain of sand can cause an overdose. But fentanyl recovery is possible. 

At John Volken Academy, we want to do our part in the fentanyl crisis by helping those addicted to fentanyl to get the treatment they need to live happy, healthy and sober lives. Read one JVA student’s story about How I Got Addicted to Fentanyl and Didn’t Even Know.

How do you know if you or a loved one are addicted to fentanyl? Read the signs and symptoms of fentanyl and prescription opioid addiction below.

What Are The Symptoms & Signs of Fentanyl Addiction?

Similar to other opioids like heroin, Fentanyl binds to dopamine receptors in the brain, causing an intense sense of relaxation and euphoria. However, these feelings come at a great risk of death, especially when a single pin-head sized grain of fentanyl can cause an overdose.

Symptoms & signs fentanyl use include:

  • While after taking fentanyl someone may experience euphoria they then often feel depressed and confused
  • Slowed heart rate and breathing
  • Weakness and trouble walking
  • Stiffness of muscles
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Shaking
  • Slurred speech
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Itching and scratching
  • Pupils the size of a pinpoint
  • Hallucinations

A Holistic Approach to Fentanyl & Prescription Opioid Drug Addiction Recovery

The John Volken Academy ensures that every graduate achieves all four essential elements of Fentanyl Addiction Recovery and is set up for lasting sobriety:

Learn more about our Therapeutic Community approach to fentanyl addiction recovery and learn how to maintain lasting sobriety. Ready to begin fentanyl rehab? Scroll down for our phone number or to fill out a contact form. 


At John Volken Academy I gained more than just sobriety.
I became a leader.

One-Time Intake Fee. That’s it.
The program is free.

No Monthly Fees! The John Volken Academy is sponsored by private charitable foundations, friends of the Academy, supporting businesses and government.

There is a one-time intake fee for the program, after that the program is free.

Call 1-855-592-3001 – let’s talk and see how we can help you or your loved one. Or scroll down to fill out a contact form that goes directly to our inbox.

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What are fentanyl overdose symptoms?

With the opioid crisis impacting communities across US & Canada, knowing the symptoms of fentanyl and opioid overdoses is top of mind:

  • Confusion.
  • Dizziness.
  • Difficulty thinking, speaking, or walking.
  • Pale face.
  • Blue- or purple-colored lips, fingernails, or extremities.
  • Throwing up.
  • Choking sounds.
  • Pinpoint pupils (pupil size reduced to small black circles in middle of eyes).
  • Seizures.
  • Low blood pressure.
  • Slowed heart rate.
  • Excessive drowsiness.
  • Frequent fainting spells (nodding off).
  • Limp body.
  • Unresponsive.
  • Coma.

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal from Opioids happens after 12-30 hours after taking the last dose of fentanyl, depending on method of consumption, and can last up to 72 hours or more.

Withdrawal symptoms from opioids such as fentanyl include:

  • Sweating
  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Coughing
  • Chills, fever, or goosebumps
  • Excessive yawning
  • Exhaustion and fatigue
  • Cognitive issues, difficulty focusing, or memory problems
  • Restlessness and anxiety
  • Trouble sleeping, up to insomnia
  • Physical weakness
  • Muscle aches or bone pain
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Irritation or mood swings
  • Cravings or obsession about the substance