Addiction And Demerol
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 use of this drug can result in a person developing tolerance toward it as well as high dependence.
Physical dependence occurs when a user's brain ceases to function normally without the help of Demerol.
Demerol frequent users show signs of drug taking characteristics overtime.
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. Addicts could hop from one doctor to the next to get more prescription drugs for the craving.
Other actions an addicted Demerol user might do are
- Become isolated from friends and family
- Regardless of issues keep on consuming Demerol
- Spend a lot of money on the drug or even steal
- Abscond responsibilities and neglect relationships
Once a person becomes addicted, it becomes very difficult to quit, even if they want to. they'll have intense withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety and nausea, when an addicted user quits taking Demerol. These withdrawal symptoms drive would-be quitters to relapse in an attempt to relieve the symptoms.
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Understanding Demerol (Meperidine)
Meperidine, an opioid pain reliever is branded as Demerol. Demerol is used in the treatment of mild to severe pain and has narcotic effects similar to Oxycodone and Morphine.
Demerol is categorized as a schedule II controlled substance by the Controlled Substances Act, meaning that it's prescription is necessary in order to assume it. It is bought on the streets under the names "dillies," "D" or "dust" by some people who abuse Demerol.
Demerol is hardly ever prescribed when not in hospital.
Liquid state or pills is how Demerol is available. Genuine Demerol tablets are in 50mg or 100 mg strength, white in colour and have round shapes. 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 tablets and syrup once recommended by the doctors are taken by mouth.
Effects And Abuse Of Demerol
A lot of addicts to Demerol unwillingly become addicted because they are unaware it can happen, they are unaware they are abusing the drug. As tolerance sets in, they begin escalating their dose to better feel relief, initially starting out by taking the drug as prescribed for pain. In due course, they're hooked which means that they form a physical dependence on the drug, which is frequently followed by a psychological dependence.
Illegal use of Demerol is when it is used without medical or prescribed acceptance.
When one uses Demerol in high frequency and doses over long periods, then such a person is in fact a drug abuser. Demerol tablets are meant for oral consumption, but some people abuse the drug by
- Eating the tablets
- Snorting crushed tablets
- 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. Large doses can cause respiration to stop or reduce it to dangerously low levels that can be fatal. Further signs of Demerol overindulgence are
- Heavy sleepiness
- No strength in the muscles
- Cold skin
If you suspect that your loved one is addicted to Demerol, it's time you took action and got him/her help.
Drug Combinations Commonly Used
Demerol is categorized as a highly active drug and should not be used in combination with any other 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.
Since the drugs work opposite to each other, combining stimulants with Demerol is particularly harmful. 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. "Speed balling," is the term for the combination of stimulants and tranquilizers.
Demerol Misuse Facts
Demerol addiction is a common occurrence, you are not alone if you or someone you know is suffering. With the help of treatment programmes, millions of people have discovered relief from addiction. Contact us today for our addiction experts to help you to determine which treatment facility is the right choice for you.