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Dilaudid Addiction

How to stop using Dilaudid

Dilaudid addiction probably started soon after it was marketed. It was first invented in Germany, in 1924. It was introduced to the market under the drug name. In 1926 by Knoll pharmaceuticals and Knoll is still the major producer today. This drug name is a generalized name for hydromorphone. Like all opioid s used for pain hydromorphone is potentially habit-forming and is listed as a schedule II narcotic; furthermore, dilaudid withdrawal can be quite devastating. 

It is similarly listed the same in most every country. I know all about this drug I got hooked with an addiction to dilaudid  before I did heroin and they are just as hard to kick.

Abuse is fairly common today among most heroin addicts and they are very familiar with them and know how to obtain them.

I have to say that to
stop using dilaudid is no easy feat. If quitting drugs was easy we would all be clean.

This drug can and will cause withdrawal if it is abused or even if its not if it is taken long enough. A lot of addicts like them for the euphoric rush you get when shooting it.

If you are addicted and have been using them for any length of time. When I think about the best way to stop using dilaudid I think of
I think maybe you need some type of addiction treatment. 

Hydromorphone Addiction

Hydromorphone addiction is caused by the abuse of the narcotic Hydromorphone, otherwise sometimes known by its brand name. It is an opioid prescribed by doctors for moderate to severe pain. It is sometimes also prescribed for a chronic severe dry cough.

This medication is a narcotic that is similar to morphine, however it is known to be 3 to 4 times stronger in pain relief and have a lower dependency rate, making it more desirable for use in chronic pain situations. Overdosing of   can cause circulatory and respiration problems in the patient. Common side effects include sweating, nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, dry mouth, dizziness and or light headedness.

If addiction of Hydromorphone is indicated, the patient should be prepared for a withdrawal period that is fairly quick, between 36 - 72 hours, but rather intense. Withdrawal symptoms may include insomnia, cold sweats and shaking, muscle pain and cramping, diarrhea and vomiting.


Snorting will give people a bit quicker rush as opposed to simply eating it, and having the pill crushed up can make it absorb faster as well. Basically, the more you play with the route of a drug, the more likely it is you are addicted to the substance. Crushing and snorting is certainly no different when it comes to this.

You can read all about this drug on the popular website about drugs, but you probably won't find much information about helping you to quit. Instead, you will find info about how to use and abuse the drug in order to get the maximum effect from it. Not very useful if you are trying to get clean and sober.

Side effects

Pretty much the same as any opiate, the user will feel euphoric, act sluggish and drugged, possibly nod off, and so on. Long term effects are varied depending on the severity of the abuse and the route used.

The dose that you take will obviously affect how the drug interacts with your body, and overdose is of course a possibility. When tolerance develops, increasing doses are needed to get the same level of high. This is when dilaudid addiction starts to set in real good. 



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Dilaudid 2mg

Hydromorphone Dosage

Of course the drug comes in different milligram amounts, and these will vary in strength depending on how big the dose is. Any normal drug addict is going to seek out the highest milligrams possible when purchasing their supply.
Dilaudid iv

Shooting will obviously be the preferred route for most opiate addicts, as this is the most direct path to using the drug. Of course there are all sorts of problems that come along with IV drug use, and all sorts of increased risks as well.

The dosage of  that you take will affect how the drug affects your mind and body. Higher dosages will obviously alleviate more pain and carry greater risk of side effects and complications (such as depressed breathing).

Shooting Opiates 

Long term addiction treatment is necessary for those who become addicted
. There is no easy fix for addiction. It will take time but you can  quit shooting them if you Take action today!!

Addiction Treatment
Most drug rehabilitation centers offer addiction treatment. The abuse of this powerful pain killer is quite common because of the fact that it produces a euphoric feeling. If you feel that you need help for addiction to Anyone with an addiction to it is imperative that you seek professional help. Withdrawal symptoms from this drug can be quite severe and in some cases can even cause death

Hydromorphone addict

An addict is someone who uses this medication for more than just pain. For anyone who are addicted needs to seek a specialized detox program, recovery can not be done without help. An addiction is apparent if once you stop using this medication you start to have withdrawal symptoms immediately.

 OPiate Abuse

Abuse of these pills has become quite common over the past few years. Because of the fact that this drug can produce a feel good, or euphoric feeling, it is easy to see why some people become dependent on it. These pills are highly addictive and can be very dangerous if it is taken improperly.

Common Side Effects

This drug is commonly known as Hydromorphone, is a powerful and highly addictive narcotic pain medication, similar to Morphine; used to treat pain associated with many illnesses and injuries. Some of the common side effects experienced by prescribed users are constipation, nausea, drowsiness, flushing, dry mouth, light-headedness, dizziness, sweating, and vomiting.

Pain Killer

The pain killer is a highly powerful semi synthetic form of a morphine derivative. It is, in medical terms, an opioid analgesic, much like methadone. The dosage of opioid analgesics such as this is individualized to every specific patient and should always be followed closely by the patient. This drug is highly addictive and can cause severe side effects if it is not taken properly. Never take this medication if it has not been prescribed to you.

Dilaudid Withdrawal Symptoms

This drug is an extremely powerful semi synthetic drug that is typically prescribed for pain associated with chronic conditions and diseases. Some of its withdrawal symptoms include nervousness, increased pain levels, depression, tremors and shakes, nausea and upset stomach, restlessness, chronic fatigue, loss of concentration, and in some cases even death.

If you are addicted to this drug and want to know how to get through withdrawal from dilaudid the first thing that I would suggest that you do is to contact the physician that prescribed you this medication that is if you were prescribed them at all although it really does not matter because you can still use this information.

How to taper off of dilaudid

Ok what I would do is slowly taper off of dilaudid this can be done by reducing the number of milligrams or pills you normally use each day. Lets just hypothetically say that you are you using 10 4mg tablets per day try cutting your dose down to 9 this should not effect you too awful much this is sort of a trial and error sort of thing because I have no way of knowing how much you use or what your pain threshold is when it comes to the pain of withdraw.

The best thing you can do at this point is give your entire prescription to someone you trust, they can dole them out to you as needed because if you do not do this then its not going to work for you because if you are an addict you have no control and will use them up before you get started.

If this does not work I would recommend going to some sort of opiate detox facility where you can be medically detoxed but you it is "extremely important" that you stay for the residential treatment part of the program if you do not want to relapse again soon after leaving rehab.


It is becoming quite common for people to abuse their medication by injecting it. Injecting can cause terrible side effects and even death. It is imperative that you only use your medication the way that it is prescribed for your own health and safety. Injecting anything into your blood stream can cause a wide variety of different problems for your body.

Pain Medication 

The pain medication is a very strong, semi synthetic pain killer. It is known to be a derivative of morphine. This medication is typically prescribed for people who are in chronic pain that is associated with different conditions and diseases. Anyone who is on this medication should follow your doctors instructions for taking it very cautiously, as it is very addictive.


The dose that you are initially given by a physician will be dependent upon different factors. The first thing that will be taken into consideration is what kind of tolerance a patient has to opiate medications. If you have already been on opiates for some time, your dosage will most likely be higher than someone who has not.


A pump is sometimes used in patients who have chronic diseases or pain due to other medical conditions. This is a pain pump that delivers pre measured doses of the medication into the blood stream when a button is pressed by the patient. This is generally done in a hospital setting or at home with close medical supervision only.

Addiction Symptoms

Symptoms from this strong painkiller can be dangerous to the extreme. The signs of this addiction are, nausea, vomiting, agitation, insomnia, delusions, sweating, rigid muscles, tremors, rapid heartbeat, anxiety and flu-like symptoms to name major signs. This must be taken into consideration before taking this potentially dangerous medication.

The act of a injection is sometimes used in a hospital setting. This may occur if a patient is in intense pain and needs immediate relief. In the event of extreme trauma such as injuries from car accidents and fires, this medication can be extremely effective for fast pain relief.


Hydromorphone is an extremely potent pain killer that is generally prescribed for pain that is associated with surgical procedures or other traumas to the body. This is often times used in an hospital setting as an IV drip to maintain pain levels over a period of time for a patient.

 IV Dosage

 IV dosage is often times used in hospitals to maintain a patients pain levels over a period of time. This medication is also prescribed in pill form and can be used in a PVC as well. This drug is a derivative of morphine and can be very effective when used for pain.

Dilaudid vs Morphine
This is a pain medication that is very commonly prescribed to patients who are in a great deal of pain after a surgical procedure or other trauma to the body. It comes in pill form, but can also be prescribed as liquid as well. This is done if a patient is having difficulty swallowing.


These pills are prescribed typically in two different forms. You may be given a 4mg tablet or an 8mg tablet. This, of course, is dependent upon the amount that you will be prescribed to take per dose. However, it is most commonly sold in its 8 mg tablet form according to pharmacies.


The FDA first approved the form of generic in the year 2005. This has now become the most commonly prescribed form of hydromorphone on the market today. If you are prescribed this medication, you will most likely be given the generic form as it is relatively cheaper than the name brand. There is generally very little difference in the effects between generic and original forms.

Street Price

There is one main factor that makes the street price higher compared to other narcotics. That factor is that this is not a medication that is commonly prescribed for long periods of time. Therefore, it is not easy to have a continuous supply. The DEA has reported that one 4mg tablet can sell anywhere between five and 100 dollars on the street.

More information on addiction to dilaudid and how to overcome dilaudid

Having an addiction is serious especially to this kind of medication, but many people make excuses rather that trying to get help. Some people insist that the dilaudid was prescribed to them, therefore the medication is necessary, but that does not mean that one cannot become addicted to the drugs. In some cases, making excuses or defending drug abuse can be a sign of addiction.

It should also be noted that abusing narcotics can lead the abuser to believe that he or she has more pain than they actually do. This means that once they go through the recovery process, they may find that their pain has diminished. On the other hand, detoxing can be very physically taxing for a person abusing narcotics who does have a need for pain medication.

This prescription medication is prescribed for pain management, so it is normal to be tempted to take more than the normal dosage. Still, this can lead to abuse of the drug. It is important to note that one is not alone in an addiction despite how impossible the situation might seem. Just admitting the problem can be the hardest part of the struggle to overcome an addiction.

Treatment centers are very effective for those looking to end their abuse of dilaudid. There are residential centers that will help one through the detoxification process and subsequent treatment. These centers are staffed by people that are ready to help anyone through the difficult process of overcoming a drug addiction and only want the patients to succeed in remaining clean.

During detox, the patient will be given less potent drugs to treat the pain endured through this process. These drugs include suboxone, a drug that aids the patient to get through this difficult part of the recovery process without feeding the addiction. During this detox process, one will spend most of his or her time in bed and will be cared for by professionals at the treatment center.

After detox, the patient will be moved to the residential quarters of the treatment center. While being housed in the center, the patient will take part in a very important segment of the recovery process: rehabilitation. They will be expected to take part in counseling, educational, and group activities. These are designed to help the patient cope with their addiction outside of the facility.

There are many different activities that the patient will be expected to participate in during their stay. These include group meetings, lectures, video screenings, and one-on-one therapy. These activities are designed to aid the patient in remaining drug-free after leaving the treatment center.

Simply detoxing might increase one's chances of relapsing; therefore it is important to go through treatment after the initial detoxification process. Without building the support system and enduring through rehabilitation, it is unlikely that the patient will have the coping skills necessary to remain clean outside of the facility.

It is equally important to have a plan for after the patient leaves the rehabilitation facility. This includes having a place to live and a job. Having these things and a support system will increase one's chances of staying clean successfully.

Narcotics Anonymous is a great way to beat an addiction to dilaudid

It can be frightening to face an addiction. Therefore it is important to understand exactly how to go about overcoming this major obstacle. It might seem to daunting to do alone, which is true for most people faced with an addiction, but groups like Narcotics Anonymous can make one feel less lonely in the quest to kick the bad habit of drug abuse.

Find out where Narcotics Anonymous meetings take place near in one's community and plan to attend them. Knowing that there are other people in the community with the same troubles can be comforting, as is the knowledge that they can stay clean. This will aid in the post-rehab recovery process.

It is definitely possible to overcome dilaudid as long as one has the drive and proper support system in place. Being addicted to dilaudid is not a habit that cannot be kicked.

I am living proof of that anyone can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use drugs, and find a new way to live. I can not tell you how dam good it feels to never ever have to worry about running out of dope again. I have done a complete 360% turn around. I even went back to school after being out for more than 30 years and I am getting very close to graduating with a bachelors degree in Social Work.

I love to share this with others to give them hope that lost dreams can awaken when we get clean. I am of the opinion that you can be anything you want to be once you are free from drug addiction.

If you are struggling with addiction right now I would suggest that you go to a meeting and you will get plenty of help there. If you need more help to detox then I would look into finding an opiate addiction rehab.

Massive action is required to overcome hydromorphone

I actually became addicted to this drug long before heroin back in the early 70's they were dirt cheap like two bucks a piece and they were white and water soluble all you had to do is drop a couple in your rig draw up some water and shake them up and you were good to go. I have know idea what they go for these days because I am clean and sober today I have no need to know.

I know one thing I thank God that I do not have to be out there in the streets trying to get one more. I used for over thirty years so I put in my time the thing is I am not going  to get a retirement check for being a dope fiend. A lot of people on the job retire before that.

If you have the desire to stop using I am here to tell you that you can but you will for one have to be willing to take massive action because it does no good to get clean for a couple of days or even a month to go right back to where you were when you decided to stop using hydromorphone. Don't get me wrong I had to go to the of sledge hammer school of awareness to get clean.

I relapsed so many times that I lost count but the thing is I never gave up and you should not either. Some people get it right the first time around but I am thinking that more do not.

Now massive action involves stepping up your meeting attendance and if you are not going then you had better start. Do something to help another addict is always great for instance pick them up for a meeting. There are also many places where you can do volunteer work. It does not really matter what you do. Come up with your own addiction recovery plan.

Keep in mind that if you are addicted to other opiates such as Percocet, Oxycontin, or Vicodin you can use the information provided here to quit using them too. I have been clean for some time now and I have been able to personally observe that addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer however any one can learn how to beat drug addiction if they have the willingness to do a lot of things they really have no desire to do like attending meetings daily.

If you can not afford rehab you can always stop using opiates at home it may be a little more difficult but I have personally stop using heroin and dilaudid at home.

Good luck

If anyone has any questions regarding Dilaudid or the treatment process for getting clean from this drug, please do not hesitate to ask me in the comments below.  I will get back to you in the comments within just a day or two.

Thanks, and good luck to everyone out there!