Demerol is the brand name for Meperidine, an opioid medication typically prescribed for chronic or severe pain. Demerol has become a popular street drug due to its relative affordability compared to other opioid painkillers.
The most common formulation for Demerol is in 50 mg and 100 mg tablets. On the street, a 50 mg tablet of Demerol will cost $2.50 on average, whereas a 100 mg version will go for around $6 per pill.
Cost Of Different Types Of Demerol
People with a severe addiction to Demerol often buy them by the bottle. A bottle of 100 pills will cost between $200 to $400, depending on the location and other factors.
Other forms of Demerol include an ingestible syrup or an injectable form. A single 50 ml dose of Demerol syrup will sell for approximately $5 on the black market.
A dose of Demerol, no matter what form it’s in, will last for approximately three to four hours. People who misuse this drug may go through several doses a day to maintain their high.
Factors That Influence The Price Of Demerol
Some prescription drugs are easier to buy illicitly on the street than others. Below, you can find some of the factors that contribute to the price of Demerol.
Demerol prices on the street may be influenced by:
- the process of acquiring the drug
- supply and demand
- law enforcement capabilities
- geographic location
- competition between dealers
Some states have enacted laws that deter providers from prescribing opioids such as fentanyl, hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (Percocet), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), and others.
In these areas of the country, Demerol may be harder to acquire and the street value may be higher.
Treatment Programs For Substance Use Disorder
If you or a loved one are currently misusing prescription drugs, there are an array of evidence-based treatment services that may help.
Drug addiction treatment options may include:
- opiate detox
- individual and group counseling services
- residential or outpatient treatment
- 24-hour withdrawal symptom monitoring
- dual diagnosis care for co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders
- medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using buprenorphine or methadone
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Bedrock Recovery Editorial Team
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