Dilaudid is commonly prescribed as a morphine-derivative painkiller. The "high" that is produced by this substance is similar to Heroin and the strong potential for addiction and abuse is possessed by this.
The constant use of this drug can lead to overdependence on it, and is ranks among the most addictive drugs in the world. Taking too much of this drug is a must for some people because their constant use of the drug has lowered the effect of the drug on them. Users taking the pills often finish their prescription ahead of schedule once a tolerance takes hold.
Within two or three weeks users can develop a tolerance to Dilaudid.
Addicts who have gained a tolerance to the drug may begin to manifest with withdrawal symptoms after the drugs wears off. Someone who is unable to quit taking Dilaudid even with a strong desire may have an addiction.
Dilaudid addiction can be inferred from these signs
- Obsessively craving the next dose
- Spending extravagant amounts of money on the drug
- Finding it difficult to keep up with responsibilities such as school and work
- The need for a higher dose to get high on Dilaudid
- Keeping friends and family at bay in order to use the drug
- Stealing the drug from the medicine cabinets
- Trying to forge prescriptions for the drug
- Buying Dilaudid online or off the street
At times, some abusers of Dilaudid have tried engaging in criminal activities to get the drug.
The Characteristics Of Dilaudid Hydromorphone
For prescribed moderate to severe pain, Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is a schedule II controlled substance. It works by attaching to brain and central nervous system receptors to reduce on the pain. Dilaudid also has an effect on the pleasure centre of the brain, which results in the feel good effect.
Doctor Shopping for new prescriptions may also become the habit of most of Dilaudid addicts, while they start visiting several physicians with complaints of chronic pain.
For pain related to cancer and serious injuries, such as burns, the doctors prescribe Dilaudid. Within 15 minutes Dilaudid takes effect, and its pain-relieving effect last up to six hours.
This drug is normally prescribed by doctors in small doses, 2mg to 4mg. There are two different forms of this drug they may be seen as a triangle or circle. You can also get an oral liquid form of it. Doctors may administer Dilaudid intravenously in a hospital setting.
Palladone, exalgo, and Dilaudid-hp are some ways of referring to Hydromorphone. Big D, Peaches, Dillies, and M-80s are some of the local tags.
The Effects And Abuse Of Dilaudid
Most of the abusers usually inject themselves with this drug due to the faster onset of action compared to when it is swallowed. And also the pills are crushed and snorted by some users.
For the intense sense of euphoria and relaxation, people normally abuse Dilaudid with other opiate painkillers. People may become a potential addict when they use more than the recommended dosage because they don't feel the effect of the drug as they had hoped. However, overdose may also affect those abusing the drug.
Abuse of Dilaudid is any usage of the drug outside of a doctor's recommendation or prescription. Taking Dilaudid in higher doses or without a prescription is included in it.
Those who abuse Dilaudid are always at a high risk of overdose, which can be dangerous. Breathing and blood pressure slow down due to the high dose of Dilaudid which sometimes may reach the point of failure.
Abusing the drug can have these negative effects
- Pinpoint pupils
- Weak pulse
- Shallow breathing
- Bluish coloured lips
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To get a better high, those who abuse Dilaudid recreationally mix it with alcohol or Benzodiazepines. This combination acts to depress the central nervous system. A mixture of these drugs could amplify their effects but it could potentially slow the breathing as well as heart rates. The mixture of these drugs may lead to a severe overdose.
Dilaudid addicts try to relive the euphoric and relaxed feelings that were experienced initially by the use of this drug, so they try to replicate this "rush" continuously. The abuse of Dilaudid can lead to the abuse of drugs such as Heroin, which are more accessible.
The Statistics Of Addiction
Most of the people who attempt to quit Dilaudid on their own relapse. It can be made easier to quit with the support and medical assistance of a professional treatment setting. Dealing with a Dilaudid addiction could be achieved with counselling and medications to handle the withdrawal and cravings. Get help from the various Dilaudid treatment centres available all over the country.