Demerol Addiction and Abuse in Bradford West Yorkshire

Addicts Of Demerol

Demerol is a type of opioid drug, in-likeness 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. 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.

Physical reliance on the use of Demerol is responsible for individual brain alterations to function in a certain acquired way.

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. A user may also hop from one doctor to another to get the drug prescription.

A person addicted to Demerol may

  • Separate themselves from family and friends
  • Continue to ingest Demerol despite experiencing it's detrimental effects
  • Spend a large amount of money on the drug or even steal
  • Ignore responsibilities and relationships

Even if it is something they really want to do, quitting a Demerol addiction is a very hard thing to do when it has taken a hold of a user. If you're addicted to Demerol, withdrawal signs for instance, uncertainty and disgust, present huge challenges to overcome. These symptoms often result in many people going back onto the drug in an effort to have a normal sense of feeling again.

Getting effectively clean is possible through a therapy programme that provides medical withdrawal from Demerol. Contact us today for assistance in finding a suitable programme for you

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Learn About (Meperidine) Demerol

Meperidine, an opioid pain reliever is branded as Demerol. This drug can relieve mild or severe pain due to it's similar ingredients with Morphine or Oxycodone.

Demerol has been sanctioned by the Controlled Substances Act as a schedule II drug, meaning that it cannot legally be in someone's presence without a prescription from a doctor. 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 available in liquid and tablet form. The tablets are circular in shape, white in colour and come in 50mg or 100 mg strengths. In liquid form, Demerol is in syrup or injectable solution, and this form of Demerol is only administered by medical professionals in reputable health facilities. Demerol tablets and syrup once recommended by the doctors are taken by mouth.

Demerol Abuse And The Effects

Demerol addiction usually begins with users unaware of the sedative being a potential habit-forming 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.

Overusing Demerol occurs once the drug is taken in larger quantities, more often or beyond the time it is prescribed. Demerol is specifically meant for oral consumption, however not all heed this call by

  • Chewing tablets
  • Grinding tablets for snorting
  • Dissolving them in water and injecting it

These alternative methods of taking Demerol increase the intensity. Lasting sedation comes after a thrilling and strong rush. Demerol used excessively to get the blissful feeling of calmness is one of the reasons people use it.

Since it makes the risk of overdose more, Demerol abuse is harmful. 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

  • Heavy sleepiness
  • Stupor
  • Weak or lifeless muscles
  • Hypothermia
  • Cold skin
  • Coma

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

Avoid mixing strong painkillers such as Demerol with Central Nervous System (CNS) tranquilizers, as the combination is a recipe for disaster. 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.

Since the drugs work opposite to each other, combining stimulants with Demerol is particularly harmful. Demerol symptoms can be concealed by other drugs, based on how strong they are. This can result in the excessive use of the drug in an effort to amplify it's effects, pushing the abuser close to an overdose. The street term for combining depressants and stimulants is "speed balling".

Statistics For Demerol Abuse

If you or someone you know are struggling with Demerol addiction, you are not alone. You stand a chance to get relief from drug dependency from therapy programmes that millions enjoy. Call our addiction specialists now and benefit from a suitable recovery programme that is tailor made to suit your preferred situation.