Demerol Addiction and Abuse in Sheffield South Yorkshire

Demerol Addiction

Demerol is a type of opioid drug, in-likeness to Morphine. The drug has a very high potential for addiction in both the illegal and recommended dosages.

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

Demerol abuser's will often exhibit behaviour that is primarily seeking after the drug at whatever cost and expense.

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 person addicted to Demerol may

  • Separate themselves from family and friends
  • Continue to ingest Demerol despite experiencing it's detrimental effects
  • Spend their resources and even steal
  • 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. 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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Getting To Know Demerol (Meperidine)

Meperidine is the active painkiller ingredient in Demerol. Demerol is used in the treatment of mild to severe pain and has narcotic effects similar to Oxycodone and Morphine.

Demerol is classified as a controlled substance Class II and hence, can only be accessed through a prescription It is bought on the streets under the names "dillies," "D" or "dust" by some people who abuse Demerol.

It is uncommon for Demerol to be suggested outside of a hospital building.

Liquid state or pills is how Demerol is available. 50mg and 100 mg are the quantities the white and circular tablets contain. 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 are taken orally, when used as prescribed.

Effects And Abuse Of Demerol

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

Any use of the drug that is not prescribed or is non medical qualifies as substance abuse.

Overusing Demerol occurs once the drug is taken in larger quantities, more often or beyond the time it is prescribed. The prescribed mode of Demerol is via the mouth. However, abuser's will take Demerol in the following ways

  • Crushing tablets
  • Making a powder and snorting it
  • Dissolving powder in water and injecting it

Using Demerol in the aforementioned ways will increase the painkilling effects. 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.

Abuse to Demerol can be fatal, and can lead to people overdosing. Consuming a large quantity of Demerol can alter and hinder the functions of respiration and can be very fatal. Other signs of a person who has overdosed on Demerol include

  • Strong dizziness
  • Dazed sensation
  • Weak or lifeless muscles
  • Hypothermia
  • Cold skin
  • Coma

Seek fast medical attention in questionable Demerol overdose situations now.

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. You risk drowsiness, overdose, and death if you combine Demerol with alcohol or benzodiazepines CNS tranquilizers.

Since the drugs work opposite to each other, combining stimulants with Demerol is particularly harmful. A strong stimulant will suppress Demerol effects and 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. The name for mixing depressant painkillers and stimulants together is "speed balling".

Demerol Misuse Facts

You are not alone, if you or a friend or family member is struggling with Demerol addiction. You can choose to join the millions of former addicts who have overcome their dependence on Demerol. Call our addiction specialists now and benefit from a suitable recovery programme that is tailor made to suit your preferred situation.