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. Tolerance can be caused by regular abuse of this painkiller-necessitating the user to take increased amounts of the drug to feel it's effects - and physical dependence.
Physical dependence occurs when a user's brain ceases to function normally without the help of Demerol.
Demerol abuser's will often exhibit behaviour that is primarily seeking after the drug at whatever cost and expense.
In hopes of receiving increased amount of the drug, an addicted user may "lose" prescriptions in order to get fresh ones or go to the emergency room with a fictitious or self-made injury. A user may also hop from one doctor to another to get the drug prescription.
A person addicted to Demerol may :
Withdraw from family and friends
Continue to ingest Demerol despite experiencing it's detrimental effects
Buying the drug, robbing or wasting money on it
Ignore work, friends and relationships
Easy to get hooked to Demerol, hard to break free and live a normal life without using dependency drugs again. When an abuser of Demerol finally manages to quit the drug, they will suffer from severe withdrawal side effects such as sickness and anxiety. Many are prone to decline instead of break away from the drug during the recovery process.
Getting effectively clean is possible through a therapy programme that provides medical withdrawal from Demerol. Give us a call today for support searching for a programme that matches your requirements.
Demerol is the brand name of an opioid painkiller called Meperidine. Demerol is used in the treatment of mild to severe pain and has narcotic effects similar to Oxycodone and Morphine.
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. It is bought on the streets under the names "dillies," "D" or "dust" by some people who abuse Demerol.
Most prescriptions of Demerol are done in the hospital.
Demerol is easily accessible in tablet or liquid forms. The tablets are white and round shaped and come in strengths of 100mg and 50mg. Demerol is available in a syrup or as an injectable solution; nevertheless, the injectable form is particularly only administered by healthcare professionals. Demerol tablets and syrup once recommended by the doctors are taken by mouth.
Demerol Symptoms And Overuse
Demerol addiction usually begins with users unaware of the sedative being a potential habit-forming drug. 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. In the process of increasing dosage, you get hooked to the drug and physical and psychology dependence sets in - this sign indicates drug addiction.
Demerol use that's not given by a doctor or for medical reason turns qualifies as abuse.
Abuse of the drug is considered while utilising Demerol in higher dose, more often or for longer than prescribed. Demerol tablets are meant for oral consumption, but some people abuse the drug by :
Eating the tablets
Snorting crushed tablets
Dissolving powder in water and injecting it
it's painkilling characteristics are increased by abusing Demerol in these methods. Lasting sedation comes after a thrilling and strong rush. This fast evolution from a high to relaxation is what makes users get hooked to Demerol.
Abuse to Demerol can be fatal, and can lead to people overdosing. The pulmonary system can be damaged giving way to a respiratory malfunction leading to death if the drug is taken in big doses. Further signs of Demerol overindulgence are:
Weak or limp muscles
Skin that is clammy
If you suspect that your loved one is addicted to Demerol, it's time you took action and got him/her help.
Regular Drug Combinations
Demerol is a robust painkiller and should not be mixed with other drugs, especially other Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants. Dangerous drowsiness, overdose and passing have higher chances of taking place if Demerol is mixed with other CNS sedatives like alcohol or benzodiazepines.
Taking a mix of stimulants and Demerol is unsafe because these have opposite effects. The stimulant may overpower the strength of Demerol or the same for the other way. This may cause the user to take more of the stimulant or Demerol in order to increase the dulled effect which can in turn lead to an overdose. The street term for combining depressants and stimulants is "speed balling".
Abuse Statistics Of Demerol
Demerol addiction is a common occurrence, you are not alone if you or someone you know is suffering. You stand a chance to get relief from drug dependency from therapy programmes that millions enjoy. Contact us today for our addiction experts to help you to determine which treatment facility is the right choice for you.