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Demerol Abuse

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The abuse of Demerol and other narcotic painkillers is a growing problem in the U.S. The brand name for meperidine, Demerol is found in pill and syrup form and its use can lead to misuse, abuse, addiction and overdose. If you or someone you know has been abusing Demerol or is addicted, there is safe, confidential treatment available to help sort through it. In most cases we see, Demerol is prescribed to a patient who suffers legitimate pain. In addition to pain relief, opiate drugs including Demerol can cause euphoria. After repeated use, the body can build up a tolerance to the drug, meaning the regular prescribed dosage is not adequate to produce the drug’s effects. Some choose to increase their dosage or escalate use in other ways to achieve either pain relief or those pleasurable feelings. Demerol and other prescription drugs carry warnings and precautions on the label. It’s important to follow them exactly. Using Demerol in any way that goes against directions on the label or from a doctor can constitute abuse. Demerol abuse can encompass a wide range or risky behaviors aimed at obtaining and consuming the drug.

Signs You or Someone You Know May Be Abusing Demerol

All opiate painkillers can be habit-forming. They activate the brain’s reward circuits and block pain signals. The stimulation of these reward centers may result in patients craving the drug more and more. Mixing Demerol with other substances to increase the “high” or euphoric feelings can be dangerous, even fatal. Those who have suffered prior addictions should avoid taking Demerol and other opiates as the risk for addiction is higher. Other signs of abuse and addiction include a mental preoccupation with obtaining and consuming the drug. Others may falsify prescriptions or shop around for different doctors to secure more than one supply. Altering your dose of Demerol by taking it in higher doses or more frequently than recommended is not advised. Taking it for unintended reasons or without a prescription can also be considered abuse. If you are taking Demerol and escalating your dose despite potentially negative consequences, you may need help from a professional medical detox.

Opiate-Free Demerol Detox Can Get You Back On Your Feet in Days

The Waismann Method of rapid detox offers safe, compassionate and successful rapid detox with a medical procedure performed in a hospital. Our renowned, rapid detox procedure takes less than two hours and uses medication to cleanse Demerol from patients’ opiate receptors. This happens while they are under sedation administered by board-certified anesthesiologists. The withdrawal phase is accelerated and occurs while the patient is sedated so they awake without awareness of withdrawal symptoms that occurred. Total time spent in the hospital with the Waismann Method is a few days. We know you don’t have months to spend in detox or rehab. However, those who wish to extend their recovery treatment are welcome at our Domus Retreat transitional living facility.

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