Last Updated on September 3, 2015 by Inspire Malibu
Dilaudid Addiction is an issue in the U.S. which is growing rapidly. Scientifically speaking, Dilaudid is hydromorphone hydrochloride and is a part of the opioid class of prescription drugs. The term hydromorphone indicates that Dilaudid is a derivative of Morphine, which is made using the sap of the poppy plant. The sap is also used to make heroin because of which it is considered to be an extremely addictive drug. Dilaudid is often used as a pain reliever for patients who have been affected by a form of painful bodily trauma.
Dilaudid is an opioid that directly impacts the central nervous system, attaching itself to opioid receptors present in the brain, spinal cord as well as in the gastrointestinal system. The drug attaches itself to the receptors and tricks the body into feeling pleasure and not pain. Although the pain receptors are hitting, the patient is only able to feel a sense of pleasure and euphoria.
It is this euphoria that causes Dilaudid addiction in a number of users. Patients are able to build up a tolerance to the drug and with continued use addicts are not able to satisfy their craving for the drug. To satisfy the increased tolerance addicts must take larger doses more frequently and resort to alternative methods of getting hold of the drug. One such way is buying the medicine on the street or using the doctor shopping technique. This method is widely used and the addict sees several doctors in order to get a prescription for the same drug from each physician.
Side Effects of Using Dilaudid Recreationally
- Irregular heartbeats
Many users also experience anxiety and paranoia. It is always recommended that when a Dilaudid user wants to seek treatment, he or she does so under the care of well-trained staff at a good addiction treatment facility. A majority of addicts disregard their health and while going through withdrawal symptoms, their body may not be able to take the pressure and they may require medical attention. The withdrawal symptoms during treatment of Dilaudid addiction can last for up to a week.
If there is someone you know who might be suffering from Dilaudid addiction and in need of treatment then it is imperative to seek the assistance of an expert. There are a number of cutting edge treatment centers in Malibu which deal with Dilaudid Addiction. Make sure to do your research and choose the right one.
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