Demerol (meperidine) is a type of opioid narcotic prescribed to treat certain types of acute and chronic pain and is listed by the DEA as a Schedule II drug. Demerol abuse is more common with healthcare professionals, but can occur with anyone who has access to the drug.
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More common among chronic pain patients and healthcare professionals, Demerol addiction is an illness that can destroy you or your loved one's life. Demerol is not typically prescribed for at-home use because it is an extremely potent drug. Doctors and nurses have easy access to Demerol and it is more commonly abused among these individuals.
Whether it is due to seeking a reduction in pain or an elevation in pleasurable feelings, you take more Demerol than has been prescribed to achieve the initial benefits. Most addicts are unable to stop their Demerol addiction or are unwilling to accept and admit their problem. Don’t become another statistic to addiction. Call Recovery Connection and find out what options you have for Demerol detox and rehab. Our staff is available 24/7 and all calls are confidential.
Call Recovery Connection and find out what options you have for Demerol detox and rehab. Our staff is available 24/7 and all calls are confidential.
Demerol abuse almost always leads to a mental obsession and a craving for more of the drug. This addiction can lead to fatal consequences if taken in amounts greater than the body can process. This is especially true if Demerol is mixed with other substances like alcohol, barbiturates or benzodiazepines. High doses of Demerol can induce seizures, especially in those with impaired kidney function.
Addiction affects your life, but it also affects the lives of those around you, including family, friends and employers. Demerol is a potent opioid analgesic and addiction to it carries the same risks as addiction to other opiates like heroin, morphine or OxyContin.
Demerol withdrawal symptoms include:
People with Demerol addiction should seek out a specialized drug detox center with a medical staff equipped to manage Demerol withdrawal. You may experience symptoms similar to opiate withdrawal, such as flu-like symptoms, nausea, fatigue and restlessness lasting 3 to 7 days. Demerol detox, as with other opiate detoxes, should always be under the supervision of addiction physicians. Demerol addiction and Demerol withdrawal are medical conditions that require intensive medication treatment for opiate addiction.
After Demerol detox has been completed, addiction treatment should immediately be sought. The better treatment centers include an on-site medically staffed drug detox center and residential addiction treatment with medical staff who have expertise in addiction, chronic pain and mental health disorders. Recovery Connection only works with licensed hospitals that are able to detox you properly from Demerol. Call us at 866.812.8231 and find a detox and rehab center to get help today.
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