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.
This drug is among the key potent synthetic narcotics found in the Opioid class of drugs and you can develop an addiction to it quickly after prolonged use. Those who are frequently taking Dilaudid can develop tolerance to it, with a requirement of larger and more regular doses to reach their desired level of effect. Users don't care for the prescription once a tolerance takes place, and they start taking pills more frequently moving ahead of the schedule.
A tolerance to Dilaudid is developed in the users within two or three weeks.
Withdrawal symptoms may be experienced by those who are facing a Dilaudid tolerance, once they quit taking this drug. Addiction occurs when someone who wants to stop taking Dilaudid but is unable to do so.
Dilaudid addiction can be inferred from these signs
- Craving for the drug
- Spending huge amounts of money on the drug
- Neglecting other duties such as work or even school work
- To feel the high you need larger doses of Dilaudid
- Neglecting family and friends in order to use the drug
- Stealing this drug from medicine cabinets
- Fake recommendation of the drug.
- Buying Dilaudid online or off the street
It is a common habit of Dilaudid addicts that they get involved in criminal activities in the search of getting more of the drug.
Comprehending Dilaudid Hydromorphone
Minor pain can be treated with Dilaudid or Hydromorphone. To dull the pain, the drug attached to receptors in the brain and central nervous system. The pleasure centre of the brain is impacted by the drug producing feeling of well-being.
A number of addicts may opt for doctor shopping to get new prescriptions and they normally state chronic pain is their main concern.
For pain related to cancer and serious injuries, such as burns, the doctors prescribe Dilaudid. For more than six hours, one can feel how pain is reduced by the drug in less than a quarter of an hour.
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. The liquid form can also be obtained. Injecting the drug into a patient is a way physicians use the drug on patients in their centres.
This drug is also referred to as Exalgo, Palladone and Dilaudid-hp. The various street names for it are Dillies, Big D, M-80s as well as Peaches.
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. Others users, have reported crushed Dilaudid pills and thereafter snorting them.
As is the case for other opiate painkillers, addicts usually prefer this drug to attain the immense sense of euphoria and relaxation. People taking higher doses are putting themselves at risk of overdosing because they do not feel enough pain relief when prescribed the drug. The same applies to those who are abusing the drug, as they might seek for higher doses.
Dilaudid abuse refers to the use of this drug in a manner that is not prescribed by doctors. For instance consuming high doses of the drug or using it in the absence of a prescription.
Abusers of this drug are at risk of an overdose, which could be disastrous. The high doses of this drug have the effect of slowing the blood pressure as well as breathing, this could result in failure.
Some notable signs of Dilaudid overdose
- Weak pulse
- Shallow breathing
- Bluish-coloured lips
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The Common Drug Combinations
Recreational abusers of Dilaudid occasionally mix it with alcohol or even Benzodiazepines to attain a better high. The central nervous system is depressed by these three drugs. A mixture of these drugs amplifies the overall effect which could fatally affect the breathing as well as the heart rate. The mixture of these drugs may lead to a severe overdose.
Those who are hooked to Dilaudid may wish to relive the intense moment of euphoria, they will therefore keep on using the drug to get this rush. This usually leads to the abuse of harder drugs, for instance Heroin, a more accessible option.
Statistics On Dilaudid Addiction
Most of the individuals who quit the use by themselves often relapse. The support as well as medical assistance of a professional treatment could simplify the quitting process. Counselling and medications for cravings and withdrawal are often included in the treatment for Dilaudid. Find help today from one of the treatment centres available all over the country.