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Demerol is a narcotic pain reliever that is similar to morphine.  This prescription medication is used for most people who have moderate to severe pain and is commonly used for those who have had some type of surgery and for women that are having labor pains during child delivery. Through the years, newer and more effective drugs have been created and Demerol is not as widely used now as it was in the past.

If used in an abusive manner, this drug can be highly addictive. It is an opioid, which means it is based on opium. It can produce euphoric sensations which make it a drug of choice for abusers. The cravings are strong, once addicted, and physical and even psychological dependence can occur together. This makes it very difficult to resist the cravings, causing a deeper addiction.

Demerol Could Easily Become Habit Forming

DemerolAnyone with a history of addiction should not take it, nor should it be combined with other drugs or alcohol. As with any medication, always keep it out of the reach of children, and never share this medicine with anyone.

While taking Demerol you should be aware of the side effects, because in some cases, it is known to impair the user’s reactions and ability to think clearly.  Also, driving needs to be avoided because this drug causes drowsiness.

Demerol addiction is very common in today’s society. It is a pain killer that is commonly used in hospitals. It is taken by tablet or by injection. This drug is a favorite among doctors because it is safer than, and not as addictive as, morphine. This doesn’t mean that a patient can’t get addicted to Demerol. In fact, addiction to this drug is very common.  Many times someone who is addicted to Demerol will ask for it by name at the doctor’s office or even go to different doctors to try to get prescriptions for it.

Reasons for Demerol Addiction

The effects of using this drug can last from three to four hours. Most people get addicted to Demerol usually with a prescription. It is not uncommon for a patient not to follow the doctor’s directions when it comes to taking the medicine. One reason people suffer from this type of addiction is the rush they get when they first take Demerol. Unlike other drugs, Demerol works very fast and the rush is very pleasurable. When it is used for the first time, many people will get a high as the drug begins to ease the pain. Demerol addiction comes from compulsive use, and when used for no-medical purposes. The street name for Demerol is demies.

Withdrawal Symptoms

There are some withdrawal symptoms with addiction to this drug such as anxiety, inability to sleep, rapid heartbeat, and symptoms like he or she is coming down with the flu. When you take this drug it can lead to addiction when you take it longer than intended and more often than needed.

If you or someone you know is having a problem with addiction, please seek help from a professional.

Unwanted Withdrawal Symptoms Can Occur After Quitting Use

Talking to your doctor before quitting Demerol is advisable because your body and mind have gotten used to it and this will cause some unwanted withdrawal symptoms to occur. Some of the most common side effects of Demerol withdrawal include anxiety, backache, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and increased blood pressure and heart rate.

If you have an addiction, you will need professional inpatient addiction treatment before you can successfully and safely eliminate this drug from your life and your body. Please contact Stop Your Addiction at our toll-free number and talk with one of our advisors to learn how we can help you overcome your addiction.

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