Morphine-derivative prescription painkiller is Dilaudid. It results in a high that is quite akin to that of Heroin and it has a high risk for addiction as well as abuse.
An addiction to Dilaudid can rapidly develop through continued use as Dilaudid is one of the more powerful synthetic narcotics in the opioid class of drugs. Due to an increasing tolerance towards the drug after prolonged exposure, it is necessary that users use more to get the same high. In the case of a tolerance issue, the patients will take the pills more regularly which can be checked by them finishing their prescription ahead of the recommended time.
A tolerance to Dilaudid is developed in the users within two or three weeks.
Once the drug wears off, those with a Dilaudid tolerance may experience withdrawal symptoms. Addiction occurs when someone who wants to stop taking Dilaudid but is unable to do so.
If you see this behaviour in anybody they may be on Dilaudid:
Starting to get obsessed with the next dose
Spending huge amounts of money on the drug
Neglecting other duties such as work or even school work
The desire for higher doses to attain the much needed effects
Keeping friends and family at bay in order to use the drug
Stealing this drug from medicine cabinets
Creating prescription for Dilaudid
Getting Dilaudid either online or off the streets
At times, some abusers of Dilaudid have tried engaging in criminal activities to get the drug.
The Characteristics Of Dilaudid Hydromorphone
Severe pains are the cause for which Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) the schedule II controlled material is prescribed. To dull the pain, the drug attached to receptors in the brain and central nervous system. 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.
Physicians usually prescribe this drug for pain due to cancer or in cases of severe injuries, for instance burns. Within 15 minutes Dilaudid takes effect, and its pain-relieving effect last up to six hours.
Typically, the small doses of Dilaudid tablets such as 2mg or 4mg are prescribed by the doctors. Dilaudid pills are available in round or triangular shapes. The liquid form can also be obtained. In the inpatient setting, the drug could also be administered intravenously.
Palladone, exalgo, and Dilaudid-hp are some ways of referring to Hydromorphone. The various street names for it are Dillies, Big D, M-80s as well as Peaches.
The Effects And Abuse Of Dilaudid
Experienced addicts usually prefer to inject the drug since this route results in stronger effects compared to just swallowing the drug. Other users opt for crushing the Dilaudid pills and thereafter snorting them.
Because they crave the happiness they get from the drug, addicts use the drug without inhibitions. People taking higher doses are putting themselves at risk of overdosing because they do not feel enough pain relief when prescribed the drug. Overdosing may result from using the drug in excess.
Dilaudid abusers are taking the drug in different ways not prescribed by a doctor . For instance taking larger doses or in the absence of a prescription from a doctor.
Abusers of Dilaudid could potentially end up having an overdose, which could be fatal at times. Breathing and blood pressure slow down due to the high dose of Dilaudid which sometimes may reach the point of failure.
Recreational abusers of the drug usually mix it with alcohol and or Benzodiazepines to achieve a profound high. All these are depressors of 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.
User can make several attempts to reproduce the same feeling they experienced as a first time user as an evidence of their dependence on the drug. This usually leads to the abuse of harder drugs, for instance Heroin, a more accessible option.
Going back to the drug is common among those who want to do it on their own. It can be made easier to quit with the support and medical assistance of a professional treatment setting. The management of an addiction to Dilaudid entails counselling and the use of medications to deal with cravings as well as withdrawal. Find help today from one of the treatment centres available all over the country.