If you suspect that your loved one is abusing fentanyl, you can look for signs and symptoms of abuse and addiction. While exact symptoms will vary depending on the individual and their frequency and volume of abuse, you can look for a series of specific symptoms that frequently occur in individuals abusing opiates.
For example, a person currently “high” on fentanyl will likely display slowed breathing, lethargy, may frequently fall asleep, may be difficult to wake, may show visible signs of euphoria or ecstasy, may be itchy, may vomit or complain of nausea, and will likely complain of headaches, blurred vision, or dizziness. In most cases, users will be sleepy, relaxed, and difficult to interact with almost constantly if they are using regularly.
Individuals with an addiction will also display symptoms such as: