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Drugs and alcohol are psychoactive substances that contain chemical properties that alter the physical and/or mental state of an individual due to the interaction it causes with the central nervous system and other parts of the brain.
Some drugs can be used for medical purposes when prescribed by a physician. But even medicinal substances can be abused and form dependency.
Many psychoactive substances are commonly used for the recreational effects they produce. With frequency, an individual who abuses drugs may find themselves becoming more tolerant and leading them to use more of the substance to achieve the same effects as before.
This abuse often results in addiction. Many types of psychoactive substances are abused, each containing different chemical makeup and producing different effects on the body and mental state.
They are characterized and categorized by the effects it has on the central nervous system. This is why Demerol addiction treatment is often necessary for many individuals.
Some drugs may overlap in their effects, making them a part of more than one specific class.
What is Demerol?
Demerol is a prescription drug that is administered by licensed medical physicians to alleviate moderate to severe pain.
It is an opioid and has a high risk of dependency or addiction. Many people abuse Demerol because of the recreational effects it produces.
It produces feelings of intense euphoria, pain relief, and extreme relaxation. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has deemed Demerol a Schedule II drug.
Demerol is one of the many opioid drugs that are commonly abused and lead to dependency and often death.
It is important that early intervention is taken if you or someone you know is addicted to Demerol.
It can make the path to recovery easier if the proper treatment is administered early.
The Opioid Epidemic
Since 2010, opioid use, hospitalizations, and deaths from overdose have been increasing throughout the U.S. This is referred to as the opioid epidemic or opioid crisis.
The opioid epidemic is now the number one cause of preventable and accidental deaths in the U.S. Approximately, 40,000 people die each year from an opioid-related overdose. This is equivalent to 115 deaths from opioids per day.
Opioid drugs include substances such as heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, fentanyl, and morphine. Opioid addiction does not only target one demographic in particular but rather it is prevalent among the entirety of the population.
This includes urban, rural, and upper-class communities, teenagers, veterans, and people with preexisting mental health conditions. The opioid epidemic does not only affect the individual using opioids, but it also detrimentally affects all of the individual’s loved ones.
There are a plethora of reasons as to why an individual decides to use opioids.
Opioids, whether illicit or prescribed, carry a high potential for dependency due to the powerful recreational effects it produces in the body. Tolerance is easily developed, which causes the individual to use more of the illicit opioid.
Withdrawal symptoms occur as opioid dependency develops. It can easily lead to a lethal overdose.
The Neurobiology of Opioids
Opioids are highly addictive; the reason for this is because of the way opioids work in the brain, and also how it eventually alters brain chemistry, resulting in brain damage.
During the early stages of opioid abuse, the compulsion to consume the drug increases due to tolerance and physical and psychological dependence. When opioids are consumed, it enters the bloodstream and reaches the brain.
It then binds to the specialized proteins mu-opioid receptors, which are located on the surfaces of brain cells sensitive and susceptible to opioids.
When these chemicals are linked, stimulation of the biochemical brain activity occurs, which produces feelings of intense pleasure and euphoria, as well as reduces pain.
Opioids also release the neurotransmitter dopamine in the nucleus accumbens, a part of the brain that dictates the user’s desire to keep ingesting the drug, to maintain pleasure, and to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
Prolonged use of opioids on its own will result in brain damage and an increased likelihood of death.
Treatment for Demerol Dependency
Treatment for Demerol dependency is commonly treated at substance abuse treatment centers or rehab.
Individuals can be treated for a variety of mental health disorders in addition to substance abuse and addiction.
Most substance abuse treatment centers provide outpatient and inpatient services.
An individual receiving outpatient services does always not require him or her to remain at the center. The individual will attend treatment services at the substance abuse center a determined number of times per week.
An individual receiving inpatient services requires him or her to remain at the center for the duration of his or her treatment.
Common services provided by substance abuse treatment centers typically include medical detoxification, individual and group therapy, specific psychotherapies and other life skills and coping training, and medication management
Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment for Demerol Addiction
Inpatient Rehab Services
Drug and alcohol rehab centers offer inpatient treatment, also known as residential treatment.
This typically requires a 28-day stay, or months depending on the severity of each case, at the drug and alcohol rehab.
Therapies and treatment are provided by mental health professionals. Treatment may vary based on diagnosis, current situation, psychological and physical needs, and insurance coverage.
Inpatient treatment is typically recommended for people who are severely dependent on drugs and/or alcohol.
Factors such as physical and mental health are also considered when a drug rehab center makes a recommendation for treatment.
Outpatient Rehab Services
Outpatient treatment allows individuals to receive therapies and skill-building and coping exercises while being able to remain in the outside environment. It is less invasive than inpatient treatment.
Many people choose this option because it is less restrictive in regard to maintaining life responsibilities.
Outpatient treatment is typically designed for people with a mild addiction and who do not have as severe of a drug and/or alcohol addiction as those who may need 24-hour treatment to safely remain sober.
In this program, treatment is typically designated for 10 to 12 hours a week in the drug and alcohol rehab center.
Outpatient treatment can last three to six months, depending on recovery needs.
The same therapies and exercises offered in inpatient treatment are also provided in outpatient treatment.
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