Demerol is an opioid ordinarily used to relieve chronically severe pain, yet it is not prescribed often due to it being very easy to become addicted to. Demerol has effects that are comparable to oxycodone and morphine, and it is the brand name for meperidine. It is either taken as a tablet, intravenously or as a colorless liquid.
Effects and Abuse of Demerol
Even when prescribed, someone using demerol is risking an becoming tolerant and addicted to it, which is why many doctors frequently do not recommend it. Many abusers crush demerol tablets and snort them, or shoot liquid into their veins, with both ways leading to an intense high before an extended state of sedation.
Effects of Demerol include:
- Mood swings
- Nausea and vomiting
Demerol depresses and ultimately ceases the functioning of one’s respiratory system, which increases a user’s probability of death when abused, especially when mixed with alcohol. Injecting this drug collapses veins and can lead to blood-borne disease, with many people overdosing.
Demerol Addiction Treatment
Controlling an addiction to demerol is possible, even when one feels defeated and powerless. Seeking help in a strong addiction treatment program to achieve long term recovery is vital. If you or your loved one are struggling with an addiction to demerol, The Discovery House is here for you.
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