Sublimaze Addiction and Abuse

Siobahn Morse, the executive director of The National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies, discusses Sublimaze addiction and abuse.

What is Sublimaze?

Sublimaze is an injectable form of fentanyl which is the powerful, synthetic, opiate analgesic similar to, but more potent than, morphine.

It is typically used to treat patients with severe pain or to manage pain after surgery. It is sometimes used to treat people with chronic pain who are physical tolerant to opiates. It is a Schedule II prescription drug.

What are the effects of Sublimaze?


Sublimaze Addiction and Abuse

Like heroin, morphine , and other opioid drugs, fentanyl works by binding to the body’s opiate receptors, highly concentrated areas of the brain that control pain and emotions.

When opiate drugs bind to these receptors, they can drive up dopamine levels in the brain’s reward areas, producing a state of euphoria and relaxation.

What is Sublimaze addiction and abuse?

Abuse can include: altering the dose, taking it for unintended reasons, and repeated, chronic use despite potential negative consequences.

Potentially addictive drugs such as fentanyl and Sublimaze activate the brain’s reward and pleasure centers.

This stimulation could cause patients to chase the rewarding feelings, causing them to crave the drug more and more.

Powerful psychological and physiological cravings are indicative of a drug dependency.

What are the side effects of Sublimaze?

Some side effects of Sublimaze include: euphoria, drowsiness, respiratory depression and arrest, nausea, confusion, constipation, sedation, unconsciousness, coma, tolerance, addiction and death.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of Sublimaze?

Some withdrawal symptoms of Sublimaze include: abdominal pain, anxiety, confusion, constipation, diarrhea, hot flashes, flu-like symptoms and muscle aches.


Sublimaze Addiction and Abuse

Sublimaze Addiction and Abuse



Click Here to Download a PDF version of this report.






Do you have more questions about drug abuse and addiction?

Call our Toll-Free Recovery Hotline at 1-800-839-1682 and discover the best treatment options for you.

Our experienced counselors are available 24 hours a day to take your call and get you the help or information you need.

Our drug rehab center offers a unique and affordable holistic approach to addiction treatment.

Our holistic addiction and treatment program has helped addicts from all over the United States, Europe and Canada overcome their substance addictions and achieve long term recovery. We treat the individual’s specific needs, including working with families.