Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is prescribed for severe pain, but this type of use is not common because it creates a high level of euphoria and is highly addictive. More recently, opiate addicts have been substituting heroin with Dilaudid because it is easy to inject and has a controlled potency. Dilaudid is thought to be safer than buying street heroin. The truth is that Dilaudid is a powerful, dangerous and highly addictive drug.
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Dilaudid addiction occurs when you develop a mental obsession and physical craving for the drug. Because of the intensely high potency of Dilaudid, it is easy to become addicted in a short period of time. With regular use, you need more of the drug to achieve the euphoric effect that you seek. After the dose or frequency of the drug is increased and you are satisfied with the euphoria produced by this higher dose, the brain adjusts yet again. This process occurs over and over again until you must have Dilaudid in your system just to be able to get out of bed in the morning.
Dilaudid addicts value finding and using the drug first, far ahead of caring for children, paying bills or even eating. Even more astounding is the fact that friends and family members can exhibit the same denial patterns and protect the addict from the consequences that may eventually lead them to seek treatment. The family member or friend in denial may “protect the addict to death,” literally. Dilaudid addiction is a serious, destructive and life-threatening disease that requires intensive medication treatment for opiate addiction to detox safely.
For an addict, increasing the use of this potent drug is a way of life. But their loved ones can only see self-destruction. Denial is a powerful psychological defense mechanism that prevents addicts from seeing how their drug use is destroying lives. If you are tired of having your life revolve around Dilaudid, call Recovery Connection at 866-812-8231. Let us help you find the best drug detox and rehab facility to eliminate your addiction.
As the addiction increases in severity, so do the physical and social symptoms of this disease.
Symptoms of Dilaudid addiction include:
Other behaviors exhibited by those with Dilaudid abuse are false calls to 911 and visits to emergency rooms to get Dilaudid. This is an example of the extreme selfishness an addict exhibits, placing other people at risk of not being able to receive emergency services so that they can score more drugs.
Often addicts will claim to have lost their prescriptions in an attempt to get more drugs. When a user is ingesting Dilaudid for reasons other than pain or severe cough, he or she will often combine its use with other psychoactive drugs.
Dilaudid withdrawal symptoms include flu-like symptoms, lack of energy, nausea and muscle fatigue, all of which are typical with opiate withdrawal. The severity and duration depends on quantities taken, but typically last 3 to 7 days. Following treatment at a drug detox center for opiate detox, an inpatient drug rehab program is recommended. Addicts can learn how to live life free of Dilaudid and to treat the addictive behavior of denial.
If addicted, stopping use abruptly can cause the following Dilaudid withdrawal symptoms:
If you are using Dilaudid even for just a few weeks your body is dependent on the medication. You need a medically supervised opiate detox to ensure your physical health and safety when detoxing from Dilaudid. Never abruptly stop the use because intense withdrawal symptoms will begin. Call Recovery Connection at 866-812-8231 and speak with our addiction specialists to learn how you can eliminate Dilaudid addiction by entering treatment today.
Dilaudid detoxification that is not followed by treatment is simply not effective. Despite this, thousands of Dilaudid addicts enter detox each year and do not follow up with treatment. Without a doubt, going through Dilaudid withdrawal and detox alone leads directly back to the path of self-destruction and a renewed, addictive behavior that reflects a stronger addiction to Dilaudid.
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