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Stadol Abuse

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Abusing Stadol or other prescription pain medications can lead to unintended consequences that can include physical and psychological dependence, overdose and health, personal and legal problems. Stadol is the brand name for butorphanol tartrate, a synthetic opioid analgesic. Butorphanol, by all routes of administration, can be abused. Whether taken by intravenous injection, intramuscular injection or nasal spray, the drug can be habit-forming. Abuse of the nasal spray has been more prevalent than injection abuse. If you are using the medication in any way that goes against the label’s instructions on use and warnings, this can be considered abuse. Prolonged or continuous use of Stadol can lead to a physical dependency and the development of a tolerance. This is when the body becomes used to the drug and no longer responds to the prescribed dosage. Some people begin to escalate use at this point, despite warnings against this. Stadol can depress the central nervous system. Taking it with other medications that have this effect can magnify that depression. These include alcohol, other opiates, antihistamines, some sleeping medications, tranquilizers and sedative/hypnotics. Misuse of Stadol can also lead to overdose.

Signs of Stadol Abuse

Though many people take Stadol for pain relief, some use it recreationally to elicit feelings of euphoria or sedation. Abuse could include altering the Stadol dose, taking it for unintended reasons and repeated, chronic use despite potentially negative consequences. Opioids activate the brain’s reward centers. This stimulation could cause patients to actively seek out the rewarding feelings, meaning they may crave the drug more and more. Powerful psychological and physiological cravings are indicative of a drug dependency. Examples of Stadol abuse also include: taking the drug after the medical condition clears or after the prescription runs out; increasing the dose without a doctor’s approval; taking it more often than recommended; and taking it in conjunction with other substances to increase the potency. A mental preoccupation with obtaining and consuming the drug is also indicative of a problem. Others may falsify prescriptions, call in bogus refills or shop around for different doctors to secure more than one supply.

Where to Get Help for Stadol Addiction

Regular chronic Stadol use can lead to abuse. This in turn can quickly lead to addiction. The Waismann Method of rapid detox offers safe and confidential treatment for Stadol addiction that takes less than two hours. Our renowned medical procedure, administered in a hospital, uses intravenous medication to cleanse opiates from patients’ symptoms. This happens while patients are under deep sedation and the withdrawal phase is accelerated during this process. They awake opiate-free without awareness of withdrawal symptoms that occurred. Our expert procedure does not use opiate substitutes such as methadone and Suboxone to treat opiate addiction. You receive around-the-clock care from the time of check-in until you are released and the entire process takes just a few days compared to the weeks-long or months-long stays required by other detox centers. We also offer continued care in our transitional living facility Domus Retreat. Here, patients have a chance to regroup and recover in a serene, confidential and supportive atmosphere.

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