Dilaudid Addiction and Abuse in Essex Essex

Dependency To Dilaudid


Dilaudid is commonly prescribed as a morphine-derivative painkiller. 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.

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. It requires larger and more frequent doses to get the desired effects after the build of a tolerance for people regularly taking Dilaudid drug. It is not unusual for some people to complete their recommended dosage as they take more than what is prescribed for them due to the reduced effect of Dilaudid on the user.


It takes just 21 days or less for the body to reduce the effect on the user.

Withdrawal symptoms may be experienced by those who are facing a Dilaudid tolerance, once they quit taking this drug. A user who is contemplating on stopping its use but is unable to is considered to be addicted to Dilaudid.

Other signs of a Dilaudid addiction include

  • Obsessively craving the next dose
  • Spending extravagant amounts of money on the drug
  • Failing to keep up with the duties such as school and work
  • Needing huge doses of Dilaudid to feel the high
  • Neglecting friends and family in favour of drug use
  • Stealing from medicine cabinets
  • Creating prescription for Dilaudid
  • Online stores or local pharmacy store the drug is bought

While trying to get the drug at all costs, some resorted to crime.


Explaining Dilaudid Hydromorphone

For prescribed moderate to severe pain, Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is a schedule II controlled substance. It reduces pain in the central nervous system by following instructions from the brain. Dilaudid also has an effect on the pleasure centre of the brain, which results in the feel good effect.

Some people pay repeated visits to their physicians and complain of serious pain as a way of gaining access to the drug once they become dependent on it.


Physicians usually prescribe this drug for pain due to cancer or in cases of severe injuries, for instance burns. Dilaudid has a faster onset of action, in just 15 minutes, and it the pain-diminishing effects could last for as long as 6 hours.

Physicians normally prescribe the tablets in low doses, 2mg or 4 mg. Dilaudid pills are available in round or triangular shapes. 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. The various street are Dillies, Big D, M-80s as well as Peaches just to name a few.


The Effects And Abuse Of Dilaudid

Swallowing the drug in pills form doesn't have as strong effects as injecting, therefore it is often injected by those who abuse Dilaudid. Pills are also crushed and snorted by a few users.

Because they crave the happiness they get from the drug, addicts use the drug without inhibitions. 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. It is rather obvious that those abusing the drug could take an overdose.


Using this drug without proper recommendation from a physician constitutes drug abuse. Taking Dilaudid in higher doses or without a prescription is included in it.


There may be deadly consequence of over reliance on this drug. There may be a situation of malfunctioning of heart and respiratory organs if Dilaudid is abused.

Dilaudid overdose could be indicated by

  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Weak pulse
  • Shallow breathing
  • Unconsciousness
  • Bluish-coloured lips
  • Vomiting

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Drug Combinations

To get a better high, those who abuse Dilaudid recreationally mix it with alcohol or Benzodiazepines. 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.

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. Dilaudid addicts are often lead to the harder abuse of drugs like Heroin that are often more accessible.


Statistics On Dilaudid Addiction

Most of the people who attempt to quit Dilaudid on their own relapse. It can be easier to quit with the support and medical assistance of a professional treatment setting. Counselling and medications for cravings and withdrawal are what treatment for Dilaudid addiction often involves. Get help from the various Dilaudid treatment centres available all over the country.