Dilaudid Addiction Treatment

The definitive guide on what to expect during addiction rehab. Learn how addiction treatment programs can help you quit Dilaudid for good! More here.

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Become the Person You Want to Be!

Getting off Dilaudid requires guidance.

Addiction treatment programs can help you. In this article, we’ll review how to choose the best program for you. Then, we invite your questions or comments in the section at the end.


Take control over Dilaudid or It Will Control You.

CALL -877-267-0435 now for Rehab Options!


Dilaudid Assessment Questions

Dilaudid is an extremely powerful opioid. In fact, it is 5-10 times more potent than morphine. But, as powerful as it is for pain management, it also has high addiction causing potential.

Do you recognize the following signs of addiction in yourself or a loved one?

  • Obsessing over getting Dilaudid and/or taking the next dose.
  • Spending excessive amounts of money buying Dilaudid.
  • Failing to keep up with work and school duties.
  • Needing larger doses of Dilaudid to feel high.
  • Neglecting family and friends due to drug use.
  • Stealing from other people’s medicine cabinets.
  • Forging prescriptions for Dilaudid or “doctor shopping”.
  • Purchasing Dilaudid off the street or on the internet.

If your answer is YES, what can you do?

The next step is to seek professional help. The support and medical assistance of a professional treatment programs can help you or your loved one quit Dilaudid for good.


Call 1-877-267-0435 today.
ANYTIME: Day or Night! Just pick up the phone.


Understanding Dilaudid Addiction

Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is commonly abused by people who seek the feelings of sedation, relaxation, and euphoria. In fact, many compare the euphoric high of Dilaudid to heroin. If you use Dilaudid for a long time, you can develop tolerance, physical dependence, and addiction.

Tolerance = you need to take more and more of the drug to achieve original levels of pain relief or to get the same high as when you first started using.

Physical dependence = the body can no longer function correctly without the medication. Dependence forms within days or weeks of continued use, and means that you will experience withdrawal symptoms when you try to use less or quit.

Psychological dependence = you feel you need to have the drug in order to function, (when in reality it is not the case).

Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences.

Genetics make up 50% of the risk for Dilaudid addiction. However, not all people who use the painkiller will abuse it or become addicted. Ultimately, addiction is influenced by many factors, including:

…..A person’s environment.
…..Having parents with a history of drug abuse.
…..Expectancies of what using drugs will do.
…..Individual response to the drug.
…..Severe physical or psychological trauma.
…..Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.

….and many other factors.

Just as Dilaudid addiction has many causes – a variety of approaches are needed to treat addiction in different individuals. Good addiction treatment programs are tailored to each patient, and there is something for everyone. Call 1-877-267-0435 TODAY to discuss the best Dilaudid addiction treatment options available to you. You can start on the path to recovery now, day or night!

Getting the Best Treatment

How can you know which facility or type of treatment is the most appropriate for you?  Options are plentiful and varied! Our addiction specialists are available 24/7 and can help you find a treatment center that fits your individual needs. Simply call 1-877-267-0435 at any time, day or night.

As you are evaluating your treatment options, remember that each person’s needs are different. Each recovery program will also be different. However, there are several services and therapies that all good rehab facilities should offer to provide the best Dilaudid addiction treatment. Rehabs should include:

  1. Substance abuse education.
  2. Group counseling.
  3. Individual counseling.
  4. Medication assisted treatment to reduce or eliminate cravings and opiate withdrawal symptoms.
  5. Integrated therapy for underlying co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and mood disorder.
  6. Family counseling and education.
  7. Relapse-prevention education and aftercare recovery support programs.

The goal of a good addiction treatment program is to treat the whole indiviudal. Instead of merely eliminating the symptoms of addiction, addiction professionals should help you gain insight into the underlying emotional and interpersonal issues that are propelling you to abuse Dlaudid. Equipped with this knowledge, you will be able to build a firm foundation for long-term sobriety.

The First Step of Recovery from Dilaudid

If you admit you have a problem with Dilaudid, the next step is to seek treatment. Explore your detox and treatment options now and Call 1-877-267-0435 to get free and confidential support and guidance. So, once you DECIDE TO GO TO REHAB…what next?

Rehab begins with the intake process. You’ll need to get yourself to the treatment center. Then – prior to admission – physical examinations, complete medical and psychiatric histories, and toxicology screening will be conducted.

If you’ve developed a more severe addiction, you need to get Dilaudid out of your system. Some people follow a tapering schedule and slowly wean off the drug.  Others require a medical detox quickly. Withdrawal from Dilaudid can be extremely uncomfortable and even dangerous if not treated medically. Some of the symptoms include:

…..Body cramps
…..Intense cravings
…..Low blood pressure
…..Muscle and bone pain

It is never advisable to discontinue Dilaudid without medical supervision. Medical detoxification programs are structured to control and reduce these symptoms while increasing your chances of recovery. Medical detox therapy can also include medications that make withdrawal more manageable, including:

Clonidine – This is one of the most commonly prescribed medication for withdrawal. Clonidine works to reduce the symptoms of anxiety, muscle aches, sweating, and cramping.

Buprenorphine – This drug is also an opioid and works similarly to Dilaudid, thus reduces cravings and withdrawal effects.

Over-the-counter medications – Doctors and pharmacists can suggest some over-the-counter medications to lessen common symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Treating Dilaudid Addiction

Due to the physiological nature of Dilaudid addiction, overcoming addiction takes time and ongoing effort. Receiving professional treatment at an inpatient residential treatment center can offer Dilaudid users their best chance at full recovery. During the rehabilitation (rehab) process, trained therapists and medical staff work with you to help you learn how to deal with the emotional and psychological triggers that led to addiction in the first place.

Psychological and behavioral interventions are a crucial part of Dilaudid addiction treatment and help you change negative habits and behaviors with new, positive ones. Many approaches have been successful in the treatment of Dilaudid abuse and addiction. They include:

1. Behavioral therapy is designed to provide motivation to change. You will learn problem solving skills and learn techniques that can be used to avoid drug use in the future.

2. 12 step programs are effective in supporting long term recovery. These programs rely on social support and spiritual beliefs to treat those afflicted with drug addiction.

3. Motivational incentive treatment programs use positive reinforcements and rewards to encourage patients to remain drug free.

4. Medication assisted treatment is useful in some cases. Medications either work by blocking the effects certain drugs have on the brain or by alleviating the symptoms of withdrawal. As the drug no longer provides a desirable effect, the patient stops using and can remain sober.

5. Alternative therapy methods are also available. Holistic treatments include acupuncture, meditation and yoga. Equine therapy, wilderness programs and art therapy are also provided at some centers.

Dilaudid treatment can also take place in outpatient rehab settings. Outpatient rehab programs vary in terms of intensity and time commitment, and allow you to continue to live at home and go to school or work. However, this type of treatment is not suggested for those with a more serious addiction to Dilaudid since battling addiction and taking care of other responsibilities in life can put a real strain on a person.

If you are ready to enter Dilaudid addiction and recovery treatment, please Call 1-877-267-0435. Our compassionate, non-judgmental staff will help point you in the right direction.

How to Help Someone With a Dilaudid Addiction

Helping a loved one with a Dilaudid addiction can be incredibly challenging. Where do you begin?

You can start by talking to the person about the problem. If they are in denial, you may need to locate an intervention professional and stage an intervention. Many people choose to use the Community Reinforcement and Family Training or CRAFT method of intervention. CRAFT is designed to help the addicted individual who refuses treatment to get the help they desperately need. This method is based on principles of positive reinforcement and effective communication strategies, and teaches:

…..Motivation building.
…..Life enrichment.
…..Safety training.
…..Functional analysis (understanding what causes the addictive behavior).
…..Effective communication skills.
…..Allowing natural consequences to take place.
…..Treatment entry training.
…..Contingency management training.

Basically, you learn how to stay safe around an addict. Then, you learn how to identify opportunities when you can talk about treatment. CRAFT is not a one-time intervention. It is a system that teaches you to be aware of what is happening around and to a loved one…in order to introduce change slowly and surely.

If your partner, a family member, or someone you know has a problem with Dilaudid… there’s no advantage in waiting to get the help they need. While there is still time, call 1-877-267-0435 to talk to a friendly, sympathetic professional who can point you in the direction. We’ll help your loved one overcome addiction and start living Dilaudid-free.

Long-Term Aftercare and Relapse Prevention

Continued care – or aftecare services – are far less structured than initial treatment. They are created for individuals that have completed rehab and are transitioning to a sober life outside of rehab. Services include:

  • counseling
  • individual and group therapy
  • support groups

The primary goal of aftercare is to prevent a relapse into Dilaudid or other opioid drug use. Through counseling, group sessions and other scheduled meetings, aftercare programs provide an extra level of accountability that helps insure that you will not fall back on the old habit. For example, those who are not quite ready to go home right after treatment can move to a sober-living facility for a while with other individuals recovering from addiction.

Call us at 1-877-267-0435 to get the confidential guidance you need to choose the best course of aftercare treatment for your individual needs.

Does Dilaudid Treatment Work?

Yes! You can overcome an addiction to Dilaudid.

Many people have experienced great success beating their addiction to Dilaudid, while also improving all aspects of life, such as:

…..Professional advancement.
…..Improvements in education.
…..Interpersonal relationships with friends, family, and your partner.
…..Better physical and psychological health state.
…..No legal issues due to obtaining and using a controlled substance.

…and the list can go on.

So, why wait?

Call 1-877-267-0435 to end the cycle of addiction TODAY.

Reference Sources: British Journal of Anesthesia (BJA)
NCBI: Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction
NIH: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
SAMHSA: Treatments for Substance Use Disorders
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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