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.
Most people are unaware that taking prescription drugs such as Demerol could lead to addition with time. 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 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.
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. Addicts could hop from one doctor to the next to get more prescription drugs for the craving.
A Demerol abuser will exhibit some or all of the following
- Become isolated from friends and family
- Regardless of issues keep on consuming Demerol
- Spend their resources and even steal
- Ignore work, friends and relationships
Despite the user desiring to give up the drug, the moment someone gets hooked on Demerol, it is really hard to stop assuming it. When an abuser of Demerol finally manages to quit the drug, they will suffer from severe withdrawal side effects such as sickness and anxiety. Going back to the drug is usually necessary to rid of withdrawal symptoms for many people.
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. Call us now and we shall get you booked into therapy right away.
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Understanding Demerol (Meperidine)
Meperidine is the active painkiller ingredient in Demerol. Sedative effects which resemble those of Morphine or Oxycodone are provoked by this drug to cure mild to extreme pain.
Demerol is classified as a controlled substance Class II and hence, can only be accessed through a prescription Demerol is sold in the underground market and goes by the names "dust" "d" or "dillies".
It is very rare for Demerol prescriptions to be made outside of a medical facility.
Demerol can be found in liquid or tablet state. The tablets are white and round shaped and come in strengths of 100mg and 50mg. Demerol can be produced in a liquid syrup form or as an injectable solution, but this is usually only given out to patients by a medical professional. Demerol is a prescribed oral drug in tablets or syrup form.
Abusing Demerol And The Effects
As numerous people do not understand they're abusing the drug, they inadvertently become addicted to painkillers such as Demerol. Once resilience to the drug is built, many people begin assuming bigger quantities of the substance initially given for pain. Over time, they first form a physical dependency on Demerol, which is then followed with a mental dependence to the drug - this is when they are truly hooked.
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
- Crushing the tablets
- Making a powder and snorting it
- Dissolving them in water and injecting it
it's painkilling characteristics are increased by abusing Demerol in these methods. A strong "rush" will erupt in the abuser's body, succeeded with a very long relaxed, sedated feeling. This powerful and long lasting relaxed state is one of the main purposes that some people get addicted 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 signs of a person who has overdosed on Demerol include
- Excessive sleepiness
- Feeble or floppy muscles
- Cold, clammy skin
If you fearing a Demerol overdose, look for medical care as soon as possible.
Common Drug Mixings
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.
Also dangerous is mixing stimulants with Demerol, as this will cause a set of chemicals in the body that will be working against each other. Demerol symptoms can be concealed by other drugs, based on how strong they are. 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.
Demerol Misuse Facts
If you or someone you know are struggling with Demerol addiction, you are not alone. Therapy programmes have given freedom from dependence to millions of users. Call our addiction specialists now and benefit from a suitable recovery programme that is tailor made to suit your preferred situation.