Demerol is a type of opioid drug, in-likeness to Morphine. At both recommended as well as non prescribed doses, high addictive potential is owned by it.
Numerous people do not understand they can form an addiction to Demerol, as with most prescription drugs. The consumer will need bigger quantities of this drug to get the same high because this painkiller can easily cause resilience and physical addiction.
Physical dependence is when the user's brain alters as a result of Demerol use, becoming dependent on the drug to operate normally.
A Demerol addiction in people is frequently shown by drug-seeking behaviour.
An addict can improvise different ways to get more prescription drugs through lies of losing prescriptions or presenting cases of self-inflicted injuries at the emergency room service to solicit the drug. To get prescriptions from each of them, they may also start "doctor shopping" or visiting multiple doctors.
Anyone dependent on Demerol could
- Withdraw from family and friends
- Maintain Demerol abuse regardless of the issues and complications
- Buying the drug, robbing or wasting money on it
- Disregarding duties and interactions
Easy to get hooked to Demerol, hard to break free and live a normal life without using dependency drugs again. When a user opts to quit, they often experience withdrawal symptoms such as nausea and anxiety. In an effort to feel better, this leads numerous people to relapse.
A medical approach to treating Demerol addiction is available for those willing to quit. For a treatment programme that fulfils your requirements, call us now.
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Understanding Demerol (Meperidine)
Demerol is the brand name of an opioid painkiller called Meperidine. This drug can relieve mild or severe pain due to it's similar ingredients with Morphine or Oxycodone.
Demerol has been sanctioned by the Controlled Substances Act as a schedule II drug, meaning that it cannot legally be in someone's presence without a prescription from a doctor. "Dillies, "D", or "dust" are some of the terms used to get Demerol from the street dealers.
Most prescriptions of Demerol are done in the hospital.
Demerol is available in liquid and tablet form. Genuine Demerol tablets are in 50mg or 100 mg strength, white in colour and have round shapes. In liquid form, Demerol is in syrup or injectable solution, and this form of Demerol is only administered by medical professionals in reputable health facilities. Demerol pills and the liquid form are taken orally when prescribed by a general doctor.
Demerol Misuse And Effects
Getting addicted to painkillers such as Demerol happens in a subtle manner making it hard for the user to notice immediately. Initially, the user takes the painkillers to relieve pain, then the user develops tolerance and requires more than the prescribed amount to relieve pain This tolerance develops into physical dependence which in turn evolves into psychological dependence and eventual addiction.
Any use of the drug that is not prescribed or is non medical qualifies as substance abuse.
Abuse of the drug is considered while utilising Demerol in higher dose, more often or for longer than prescribed. Although Demerol pills are meant to be consumed orally, some users have been known to abuse them by
- Eating the tablets
- Snorting a powdered tablet
- Injecting a dissolved version
Consuming Demerol in this manner will increase it's painkilling effects on the body. The user will find themselves with a powerful "rush" then after, extended sedative effects. Demerol is widely overused as it gives a quick high and intense comfort.
Increasing Demerol doses also increases health risk to the drug user. Large doses can cause respiration to stop or reduce it to dangerously low levels that can be fatal. Other signs of a person who has overdosed on Demerol include
- Chronic drowsiness
- Weak or lifeless muscles
- Cold, sweaty skin
If you suspect a Demerol overdose, seek medical attention urgently.
Drug Combinations Commonly Used
Demerol is a robust painkiller and should not be mixed with other drugs, especially other Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants. You risk drowsiness, overdose, and death if you combine Demerol with alcohol or benzodiazepines CNS tranquilizers.
Taking a mix of stimulants and Demerol is unsafe because these have opposite effects. The stimulant can mask the effects of Demerol or vice versa in accordance to strength. In order to intensify the numbness due to the contradicting effects, more of any of them are taken and then inevitable overdosing. The street term for combining depressants and stimulants is "speed balling".
Statistics For Demerol Abuse
You are not by yourself if you or someone you care for is having a hard time with Demerol dependence. You can choose to join the millions of former addicts who have overcome their dependence on Demerol. Kindly give us a call today and one of our addiction experts will assist you to find a treatment centre that matches your requirements.