Demerol Addiction Treatment in Orange County
Alleviating Physical and Psychological Dependency
Demerol is a pain killer used in hospitals worldwide. Used in a medical
setting, the drug is controlled, which prevents a patient’s dependence
on the drug. However, in many cases, Demerol is prescribed by a doctor
to patients to reduce their pain after a surgery or for another, ongoing
condition. Under these circumstances, it becomes easier for users to gradually
increase their dosage, and then gradually increase their dependence on the drug.
Because Demerol interacts with the neurotransmitters in the brain that
signal pain to the rest of the body, dependence on this drug affects both
physical and psychological capacities, forcing the mind and body into
perceived pain in its absence. Without support from a medical and psychological
staff, an individual may undergo a critical medical condition that would
require emergency attention.
Signs of Demerol Abuse
Because it is so addictive, it’s important for everyone to know Demerol
abuse symptoms. The following is a list are obvious Demerol abuse warning
signs if you think a love one is abusing this painkiller.
- Ceaseless sweating, regardless of the temperature or climate
- Constant itchiness and scratching
- Inability to focus, tendency to pass out in the middle of a conversation
- Breathing is extremely slow or even stops at times (respiratory suppression
is a common fatal effect)
- Frequent and severe headaches accompanied by a sense of disorientation
that comes on suddenly
It may not seem like a very serious issue, but one of the first Demerol
abuse symptoms to show up is constipation. Once severe enough, constipation
can cause sepsis—a deadly infection caused by the circulatory system
being poisoned by the contents of the bowels.
Professional Demerol Addiction Treatment
Those withdrawing from Demerol dependency may experience extreme muscle
aching, trouble breathing, insomnia, and waking nightmares. As these are
worrisome effects of withdrawal, our team provides 24/7 monitoring and
medication aimed at reducing these effects and counteracting them. Our
professionals will then assess the psychological aspects of a Demerol
addiction with treatment designed to ease fear, anxiety, and overall cravings.
The team at Luminance Recovery is trained in the normal reactions to a
long-term dependency and sudden withdrawal of a substance such as Demerol,
and we work around the clock to ensure that our patients are safe and
have the best chance a successful detoxification and rehabilitation process.
In order to receive the best care for this crucial point in one’s
life, call Luminance Recovery today at (714) 408-9609.