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Demerol Drug Rehab
What is Demerol?
The drugs Meperidine or Pethidine are most commonly referred to as Demerol (brand name) and are narcotic analgesics (painkillers) – which are highly addictive. Synthesized in 1932, Pethidine was the first synthetic opioid on record and was classified as an anti-spasmodic drug. Today, it is most commonly prescribed for pain that ranges from moderate to severe. Unfortunately, it is also become popular for recreational use because of the effects it has on the brain’s perception of discomfort and pain.
When it is used with alcohol or other narcotic substances, it can pose a serious threat to a person’s health. As a result of its recreational use popularity, dependency and addiction can develop easily. Despite its highly addictive nature, Demerol is oftentimes prescribed by physicians and is considered to be a first line or primary strong opioid. Additionally, its recreational use has necessitated the implementation of Demerol drug rehab programs at many of the addiction treatment and recovery centers located in the US today.
Demerol’s Side Effects
As with any prescription medication, Demerol displays a number of different side effects. The following are the most common:
- Loss of appetite
In addition to the common side effects listed above, there is also the possibility of much more severe ones occurring. Should any of the following happen, you should seek medical attention immediately:
- Arm and/or leg numbness
- Changes in vision
- Chest pain
- Difficulty or slowness of breathing
- Difficulty urinating
- Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
- Mental or mood changes
- Severe allergic reactions
- Severe or persistent dizziness
- Sudden severe headache
- Stomach pain
Again, should you notice any of the above, you should seek medical attention immediately. More importantly, if you feel that you or someone you know has developed a Demerol dependency or addiction, you should contact the Freedom Treatment Center for help.
Demerol Drug Rehab Programs at Freedom Treatment Center
The Freedom Treatment Center offers the most successful addiction treatment and recovery programs including Demerol drug rehab programs. You’ll be welcomed into a homelike environment that is comforting and not intimidating, unlike the clinical or hospital like traditional drug rehab facilities. Additionally, we use alternative treatment methods and more innovative therapies compared to the conventional treatment and therapy that the traditional addiction treatment and recovery facilities use.
We can develop a Demerol drug rehab program that targets your specific emotional, mental, and physical needs so that when you return home to your community you have completely recovered and remain substance-free for life. If you need more information about our Demerol drug rehab programs here at the Freedom Treatment Center, please feel free to contact us at the toll-free telephone number listed at the top of this page.
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