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.
Demerol is a prescription drug and as such, most people are unaware that they can get addicted to it. The consumer will need bigger quantities of this drug to get the same high because this painkiller can easily cause resilience and physical addiction.
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.
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. To get prescriptions from each of them, they may also start "doctor shopping" or visiting multiple doctors.
A person addicted to Demerol may
- Segregate themselves from friends and family
- Ignore health and relationship hardships Demerol is causing
- Buying the drug, robbing or wasting money on it
- Abscond responsibilities and neglect relationships
Easy to get hooked to Demerol, hard to break free and live a normal life without using dependency drugs again. they'll have intense withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety and nausea, when an addicted user quits taking Demerol. Going back to the drug is usually necessary to rid of withdrawal symptoms for many people.
A medical approach to treating Demerol addiction is available for those willing to quit. Contact us today for assistance in finding a suitable programme for you
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Getting To Know Demerol (Meperidine)
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 classified as a controlled substance Class II and hence, can only be accessed through a prescription 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 easily accessible in tablet or 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.
Effects And Abuse Of Demerol
Most people are hooked to pain killers such as Demerol without realizing they are abusing the drug. Initially, the user takes the painkillers to relieve pain, then the user develops tolerance and requires more than the prescribed amount to relieve 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.
Administration of Demerol by non-medical professional contributes to substance 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. Demerol is specifically meant for oral consumption, however not all heed this call by
- Chewing tablets
- Making a powder and snorting it
- Dissolving powder in water and injecting it
Consuming Demerol in this manner will increase it's painkilling effects on the body. The user experiences a powerful euphoria followed by an intense sedative mood. 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
- Heavy sleepiness
- Feeble or floppy muscles
- Skin that is clammy
If you suspect a Demerol overdose, seek medical attention urgently.
Drug Combinations Commonly Used
Demerol is a robust painkiller and should not be mixed with other drugs, especially other Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants. The risk of extreme sedation, overdose and death is escalated by mixing Demerol with other CNS depressants, such as alcohol or benzodiazepines.
Since the drugs work opposite to each other, combining stimulants with Demerol is particularly harmful. 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. In order to intensify the numbness due to the contradicting effects, more of any of them are taken and then inevitable overdosing. Speed balling is the term used to describe the mixing of stimulants and depressants.
Abuse Statistics Of Demerol
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