Like with other opioids, Dilaudid addiction is a common occurrence. It is less likely to be prescribed, but is much more potent than other opioids such as hydrocodone or oxycodone. It does not take long to become addicted to Dilaudid. After just a few days or weeks it is possible to become physically dependent on Dilaudid. A psychological addiction can occur quicker than that.
Dilaudid Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal symptoms of Dilaudid can begin to show up 5 hours after the last dose and can last up to 10 days. Common withdrawal symptoms of Dilaudid can include anxiety, insomnia, sweating, chills, muscle spasm and aches, tremors, restlessness, irritability, nausea, and increased temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate.
Dilaudid is an opioid pain medication derived from morphine. It is as addictive as morphine, but is reported to be 7 times stronger than morphine. It is available in a few forms, including tablets, syrup, and injectable formulations. Common side effects of Dilaudid are nausea, slowed breathing, restlessness, feeling sluggish, mood changes, blurred vision, lightheadedness, dizziness, and sedation. Its common street names are hospital heroin, drug store heroin, and moose.
Drug Rehab Programs for Dilaudid Addiction.
Dilaudid addiction is a serious matter. Life Changes Addiction Recovery is here to help you or your loved one with it. Life Changes Addiction Recovery is part of a large network of drug rehab and alcohol rehab treatment centers across the country, providing treatment programs for Dilaudid addiction. We are able to accept both private pay and insurance plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield, AETNA, United Healthcare, Cigna, Humana, and United Behavioral Health.