Demerol has the same opioid attributes as Morphine. The drug has a very high potential for addiction in both the illegal and recommended dosages.
A common misconception with prescribed drugs is that they are safe to use and you cannot become addicted to them. Even continued use of painkillers can quickly develop into the abuser forming a tolerance, meaning they need more dosages of the drug to feel the effects; and can form a possible dependency.
Physical reliance on the use of Demerol is responsible for individual brain alterations to function in a certain acquired way.
A Demerol addiction in people is frequently shown by drug-seeking behaviour.
There have been cases when addicted abuser's of Demerol "misplace" their prescriptions in the hope to get a new one, and have even gone to hospitals with a fake injury to receive treatment of the drug. A user may also hop from one doctor to another to get the drug prescription.
Demerol abuser's are likely to:
Live a solitary life from loved ones
Regardless of issues keep on consuming Demerol
Spend a lot of money on the drug or even steal
Abandon their role in relationships
Even if it is something they really want to do, quitting a Demerol addiction is a very hard thing to do when it has taken a hold of a user. When an abuser of Demerol finally manages to quit the drug, they will suffer from severe withdrawal side effects such as sickness and anxiety. These withdrawal symptoms drive would-be quitters to relapse in an attempt to relieve the symptoms.
Getting effectively clean is possible through a therapy programme that provides medical withdrawal from Demerol. Obtain something that suits your individual situation by getting in touch with us.
Meperidine is an opioid sedative and Demerol is the name for it's product. The effects of taking Demerol in an attempt to reduce pain can cause similar symptoms that occur in Morphine or Oxycodone users.
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.
It is very rare for Demerol prescriptions to be made outside of a medical facility.
Demerol is produced in tablet and liquid forms. The prescribed pills come in a circular white form, and can be prescribed at 50 or 100 mg in strength. It is also available as an injectable liquid or syrup, and the injectable is administered by a medical professional. Demerol tablets and syrup are taken orally, when used as prescribed.
Demerol Abuse And The Effects
Getting addicted to painkillers such as Demerol happens in a subtle manner making it hard for the user to notice immediately. Initially they will start by taking the drug normally as a means to deal with pain, but tolerance can soon take place, and when it does the user will up their dosage to ensure they feel pain relief. Mental addiction forms after the physical one is developed making the user an addict, they are hooked.
Demerol use that's not given by a doctor or for medical reason turns qualifies as abuse.
Consuming Demerol on a regular basis, with increased intake or for a longer duration than the prescribed time are all signs of abuse to the drug. Demerol is specifically meant for oral consumption, however not all heed this call by:
Eating the tablets
Snorting a powdered tablet
Injecting a dissolved version
it's painkilling characteristics are increased by abusing Demerol in these methods. Lasting sedation comes after a thrilling and strong rush. The chief reasons people abuse Demerol are this fast and intense relaxation.
The risk of overdose is extremely high because Demerol abuse is dangerous. Drug overdose is the main cause of low self-esteem and deadly malfunction of the respiratory system. More symptoms of a Demerol overdose include:
Weak or limp muscles
Indifferent, sweaty skin
If you fearing a Demerol overdose, look for medical care as soon as possible.
Regular Drug Combinations
Demerol is a robust painkiller and should not be mixed with other drugs, especially other Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants. The risk of extreme sedation, overdose and death is escalated by mixing Demerol with other CNS depressants, such as alcohol or benzodiazepines.
Taking a mix of stimulants and Demerol is unsafe because these have opposite effects. If the strength of the stimulant is stronger than Demerol it will cover the effects of the drug, the same is true if it is the other way around. In order to intensify the numbness due to the contradicting effects, more of any of them are taken and then inevitable overdosing. The name for mixing depressant painkillers and stimulants together is "speed balling".
Abuse Statistics Of Demerol
You are not alone, if you or a friend or family member is struggling with Demerol addiction. You can choose to join the millions of former addicts who have overcome their dependence on Demerol. Contact us today for our addiction experts to help you to determine which treatment facility is the right choice for you.