Colorado Demerol Hotline
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What Are the Signs of Demerol Abuse and Addiction
If you’re considering contacting our Palmer Lake Demerol hotline, you likely feel you may be abusing the drug, or you may have a loved one you suspect is.
Demerol is a prescription painkiller, and Colorado like so many other states is facing a tremendous problem with the abuse of prescription opioids right now. The drug, as with other opioids, works by attaching to certain receptors in the brain. It can effectively relieve pain, but it also has a high likelihood of creating a physical dependence and psychological addiction, because of the way it impacts the production of dopamine in the brain and the reward center.
Many of the outward signs of Demerol abuse are lifestyle and behavioral changes. For example, people who abuse not just Demerol but all prescription opioids tend to doctor shop to try and get multiple prescriptions, or they request it specifically when they visit a physician. They may also try to create symptoms that they think would lead to a Demerol prescription.
Anytime someone purchases or uses Demerol illegally this can be considered drug abuse as well.
Why Would You Call A Demerol Hotline?
The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake offers a way out of Demerol abuse and the cycle of addiction for people in Colorado including Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver and statewide. We offer extensive treatment options to help people effectively overcome their addiction to opioids including Demerol, but far too few people take advantage of these resources.
Some of the reasons people might not seek treatment for a Demerol addiction including feeling ashamed or embarrassed, denial that there’s a problem, not knowing where to begin, or being unsure of how to pay for rehab.
You can deal with all of these potential obstacles when you call our Colorado Demerol hotline. Our addiction specialists and intake coordinators can take your call 24/7 and offer you information about addiction as well as detox, inpatient, and outpatient treatment programs.
Some questions you might be asked when you call our a Demerol helpline include:
- How long have you been using Demerol and how did your use of the drug start?
- How often do you use it, and how much?
- What are the various side effects or consequences that occur with your use of Demerol?
- Do you have co-occurring disorders that can include things like PTSD, depression, anxiety or bipolar?
- Are you looking for a Demerol detox center currently?
- Do you feel ready to enter treatment for your use of Demerol?
Frequently Asked Questions About Our 24-Hour Hotline for Demerol Abuse
National Toll-Free Hotlines
If you are experiencing an emergency situation, such as an overdose, please don’t call our Colorado helpline. Instead, call 911 immediately.
National Hotline phone numbers include:
The National Poison Control Center: 800-222-1222
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
The National Mental Health Association: 800-969-6642
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 800-662-HELP (4357)