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Demerol Abuse Help

Demerol abuse helpFor whatever the reason is, if you are taking more Demerol than was prescribed to you, you are abusing the drug. Abusing Demerol can dramatically affect your mind, body, and life. Relationships and careers are destroyed but it still seems impossible to quit even when addicts want to.

Why Is Demerol Abused?

There are various different reasons that people abuse Demerol. Generally speaking, they do begin taking it for a legitimate need to treat pain. Demerol works in a way that is similar to morphine by dulling the pain perception center in the brain. This also causes a certain “rush” feeling when they first ingest it. The desire to recreate that initial euphoric feeling causes some people to begin abusing Demerol – they take more and more of the drug not knowing that it is impossible to recreate the initial feeling. This abuse almost always leads to a mental obsession and a craving for more of the drug and, before they know it, a full fledged addiction is born.

What Are the Signs of Darvocet Addiction?

As more and more Demerol is ingested, the physical symptoms associated with Demerol use will also increase. These include the following:

  • Constipation
  • Sweats
  • Nausea
  • Loss of concentration
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth

In addition to these physical symptoms that Demerol abuse produces, it is likely that they may be dealing with the following issues as well:

  • Financial difficulties
  • Personal relationship issues
  • Employment difficulties
  • Legal problems
  • Adverse psychological effects

What Type of Help is Available for Demerol Addiction?

With treatment, it is possible to overcome Demerol addiction. Studies show that addicts have the best chance of recovering if they attend a residential rehab program that lasts of minimum of 3 months. 3 months may seem like a long time but is nothing compared to living clean the rest of your life.  Drug rehab is a process, with many different phases and facets. Treatment will usually begin detox where your body will gradually be weaned off of the drug. You will be surrounded by medical professionals who will set the pace for your detox and will help manage uncomfortable and potentially harmful withdrawal symptoms.

Next the attention will shift to the psychological aspects of addiction. What triggers pushed you to abuse drugs in the first place? Behaviors, thought patterns and motives need to be examined to get to the root of the problem. Recovering addicts will be given new tools and strategies to use in their new life when they are tempted again to abuse drugs. Other aspects of rehab may include these methods:

  • Group therapy
  • Counseling
  • A 12-step program
  • Education on the nature of drug addiction
  • Relapse prevention training

How Do I Find Help for Demerol Addiction?

If you are ready to break the cycle of Demerol addiction once and for all, call our toll-free number today. Do not try to do this on your own. We are here to partner with you on this and want to see you get your life back. We are available 24 hours a day so call now.

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