Abusing prescription painkillers can be extremely dangerous, possibly leading to overdose, addiction or death. Darvocet is a prescription pain reliever used to alleviate mild to moderate pain. The narcotic analgesic is the brand name for the combination of acetaminophen and propoxyphene. Taking more of this drug than what’s recommended can result in dangerous health complications including extreme drowsiness, breathing difficulties, coma or death. For many of the patients in our Waismann Method program, abuse resulted after legitimate, regular use led to the development of a tolerance. Once this builds, the regular dose is no longer effective in treating pain. Escalation of use without advice from a doctor can lead to abuse and addiction. Mixing Darvocet with other substances to increase the “high” or euphoric feelings can be dangerous to your health.
Obvious Signs of Darvocet Abuse May Send Up Red Flag
Some signs of abuse that doctors and pharmacists can look for include patients who go through their Darvocet prescriptions too quickly and need a refill early. Patient excuses can include lost or stolen prescriptions or the need for an early refill for those who say they will be traveling. “Doctor shopping” can include switching from doctor to doctor to secure more than one supply or visiting numerous health care providers at the same time. Being preoccupied with obtaining or consuming the drug – or engaging in risky behaviors – can also indicate a problem with abuse. Illegal diversion of opioid painkillers has become a national problem in recent years. Doctors may also see a red flag if patients ask for specific kinds of Darvocet – those pills that tend to have higher street values such as brand name Darvocet or pink generic Darvocet. Altering your dose of Darvocet by taking it in higher doses or more often than recommended is not advised. Taking it for unintended reasons or without a prescription can also be considered abuse.
Safe, Humane Treatment is Available for Darvocet Addiction
Repeated use can lead to the formation of a physical and/or psychological dependency. The Waismann Method of rapid detox is a successful rapid detox that doesn’t use opiate replacements such as Suboxone and methadone. Performed in an accredited hospital, our humane procedure takes less than two hours and uses medication to cleanse Darvocet from patients’ opiate receptors. This happens while they sleep under sedation administered by board-certified anesthesiologists. The withdrawal phase is accelerated and occurs while the patient is sedated. They awake opiate-free without awareness of withdrawal symptoms that occurred while they were out. The entire hospital stay is a few days, getting you back on your feet in much less time than traditional drug treatment programs.
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