Demerol Abuse Treatment

Compassionate and Effective Care

Demerol is a powerful narcotic painkiller often used to treat conditions related to severe pain and is available in liquid or tablet form. Also known as “demmies”, Demerol is a Schedule II prescription that has extreme potential for diversion, abuse and addiction. It works by altering the brain chemistry to increase dopamine levels and create a sense of euphoria that allows patients temporary relief of pain. It’s not uncommon for patients who are legitimately taking the drug to quickly develop tolerance and subsequent dependency. RU Encore is ready to help you or your loved one battle back against Demerol abuse. Contact us today to start your recovery.

Signs and Symptoms of Demerol Abuse

Signs and Symptoms of Demerol Abuse

The Face and Behavior of Demerol Abuse

Demerol abuse will manifest in a variety of physical and behavioral ways. Once it is confirmed that a person is abusing Demerol, it’s imperative that they either seek professional help at a specialized treatment facility or talk to their prescribing physician. Some of the more common signs and symptoms of Demerol abuse include:

  • Doctor Shopping
  • Dishonesty about Dosage and Use
  • Changes in Behavior
  • Withdrawal Symptoms
  • Changes in Sleep Habits
  • Decline in Quality of Life
  • And More

Loved ones and friends of Demerol users are uniquely positioned to intervene in the event of abuse.