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.
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.
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.
Drug craving conduct is observed in people who grow a Demerol dependence.
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. They have also been known to go from one doctor to another in order to get more prescriptions for the drug.
A Demerol abuser will exhibit some or all of the following:
Live a solitary life from loved ones
Ignore health and relationship hardships Demerol is causing
Spend their resources and even steal
Abandon their role in relationships
Users frequently have a difficult time quitting the drug - even if they really want to, once a Demerol addiction has advanced. 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.
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 the active painkiller ingredient in Demerol. The effects of taking Demerol in an attempt to reduce pain can cause similar symptoms that occur in Morphine or Oxycodone users.
Demerol is a schedule II controlled substance - it cannot legally be obtained without a prescription, as classified by the Controlled Substances Act. It is bought on the streets under the names "dillies," "D" or "dust" by some people who abuse Demerol.
It is uncommon to have Demerol given outside of a clinic environment.
Demerol can be found in liquid or tablet state. The tablets are circular in shape, white in colour and come in 50mg or 100 mg strengths. It is also available as an injectable liquid or syrup, and the injectable is administered by a medical professional. 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. As tolerance sets in, they begin escalating their dose to better feel relief, initially starting out by taking the drug as prescribed for pain. This tolerance develops into physical dependence which in turn evolves into psychological dependence and eventual addiction.
Substance abuse is any non-medical or non-prescribed use of Demerol.
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. Although Demerol pills are meant to be consumed orally, some users have been known to abuse them by:
Eating the tablets
Making a powder and snorting it
Dissolving in water for injection
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 used excessively to get the blissful feeling of calmness is one of the reasons people use it.
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. More symptoms of a Demerol overdose include:
No strength in the muscles
Cold, clammy skin
If you suspect that your loved one is addicted to Demerol, it's time you took action and got him/her help.
Familiar Drug Combinations
Demerol is an extremely strong pain reliever and should not be consumed with any other drugs, especially similar 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.
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. 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. 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
You are not alone, if you or a friend or family member is struggling with Demerol addiction. Many people have broken free from the addiction and gained control of their life due to treatment facilities and programmes. Contact us today for our addiction experts to help you to determine which treatment facility is the right choice for you.