Demerol is an opioid likened to Morphine. Whether you take a prescribed dosage or non prescribed Demerol, it commands a high level of dependency.
Most people are unaware that taking prescription drugs such as Demerol could lead to addition with time. Frequent intake of painkillers pacifies the body system making it dependent on the drug effects to give the same sensation to function in a "normal," way.
A physical dependency on Demerol is when the abuser's brain loses proper functionality and becomes reliant on the drug to help produce a "normal" feeling.
Demerol abuser's will often exhibit behaviour that is primarily seeking after the drug at whatever cost and expense.
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. Another tactic consists in setting up meetings with numerous medics in order to have the drug prescribed from each of them.
A person addicted to Demerol may :
Become isolated from friends and family
Despite the issues it's causing, be persistent in consuming Demerol
Spend a large amount of money on the drug or even steal
Abscond responsibilities and neglect relationships
Users frequently have a difficult time quitting the drug - even if they really want to, once a Demerol addiction has advanced. they'll have intense withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety and nausea, when an addicted user quits taking Demerol. In an effort to feel better, this leads numerous people to relapse.
A well designed and structured treatment programme can ensure the Demerol abuser's stay clear of relapses and continue on a path to a successful rehabilitation. Obtain something that suits your individual situation by getting in touch with us.
Meperidine is the active painkiller ingredient in Demerol. This drug can relieve mild or severe pain due to it's similar ingredients with Morphine or Oxycodone.
Demerol is a schedule II controlled substance - it cannot legally be obtained without a prescription, as classified by the Controlled Substances Act. This drug is illegally available on the streets in the names of "dillies", "D" or "dust".
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. 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
A lot of addicts to Demerol unwillingly become addicted because they are unaware it can happen, they are unaware they are abusing the 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. This tolerance develops into physical dependence which in turn evolves into psychological dependence and eventual addiction.
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. The prescribed mode of Demerol is via the mouth. However, abuser's will take Demerol in the following ways:
Crushing the tablets
Grinding tablets for snorting
Injecting a dissolved version
Demerol sedative side-effects are increased by assuming it this way. The user experiences a powerful euphoria followed by an intense sedative mood. 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. Other side effects that show in Demerol overdose are:
Cold, sweaty skin
If you fearing a Demerol overdose, look for medical care as soon as possible.
Regular Drug Combinations
Never mix Central Nervous System (CNS) sedatives with Demerol as this is a strong anaesthetic. Taking Demerol with other such drugs like alcohol will increase the abuser's risk of overdosing, falling into a deep sedated state, or even death.
A risky combination is Demerol with stimulants as they have contradicting effects. A strong stimulant will suppress Demerol effects and the other way around. 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. "Speed balling" is slang for mixing drugs and sedatives.
Abuse Statistics Of Demerol
Demerol addiction is a common occurrence, you are not alone if you or someone you know is suffering. Many people have broken free from the addiction and gained control of their life due to treatment facilities and programmes. Kindly give us a call today and one of our addiction experts will assist you to find a treatment centre that matches your requirements.