Dilaudid Detox Treatment: First Step to Recovery
The Importance of A Medically-Supervised Dilaudid Detox
Breaking Dilaudid addiction can be extremely difficult, even dangerous. That’s why choosing the right detoxification treatment is vital to a patient’s safety and the successful start of a rehab and recovery program. It should not be attempted at home! Our in-patient program includes:
- Thorough physical, psychological and social assessments
- A customized treatment plan with IV-based medication to safely treat withdrawal symptoms
- Monitoring 24/7 with cardiac telemetry and video technology by nurses and technicians.
- Attention to the patient’s overall comfort with upscale private rooms, HDTV, Wifi and personal massage.
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“The staff all have a great passion for the work they do, for each individual patient’s care and to make you comfortable in your living quarters as well as comfortable medically. They treat it all: blood pressure, anxiety, pain, etc. I would recommend this place to anyone going through withdrawal/addiction…” – Read reviews: what our patients say about their fear of withdrawal, how comfortable they felt with our medical detox, and how it changed their lives.
What Is Dilaudid?
Dilaudid, also known as hydromorphone, is a very potent drug. In the medical field it serves as a cough suppressant or an alternative to morphine. Typically, it is used for conditions associated with severe pain resulting from burns, surgery, injury, and heart attack.
Dilaudid appears to be much stronger than morphine, but with a lower risk of dependency. Due to its high potency, it is often prescribed to terminally-ill patients.
The drug has a relatively high addiction potential, especially when used at high doses or for an extended period of time. Interestingly, individuals dependent on alcohol or other drugs have a greater chance of becoming addicted to Dilaudid.
The Dangers and Symptoms of Dilaudid Abuse
The adverse effects caused by Dilaudid abuse are similar to those of morphine and heroin. Some of the major hazards associated with the drug include respiratory depression, dizziness, sedation, itching, nausea, vomiting, sweating, etc. Rapid intravenous injection may facilitate the onset of adverse effects, and massive overdoses may lead to circulatory system collapse. In addition, a very powerful euphoria may occur, which may ultimately result in addiction. In severe cases, apnea, cardiac arrest, and even death may occur.
Dilaudid addiction is a serious issue in the United States. It usually happens quickly to unsuspecting individuals who have been prescribed the drug for legitimate reasons. That’s why Dilaudid use and abuse are increasingly rising. Easy access to the drug also contributed to a serious problem of recreational and non-medical use. What’s more, many Dilaudid addicts are under the impression that once the drug is legal, it is not harmful.
Dilaudid use should be avoided at all costs during pregnancy. Infants born to mothers who are addicted to the drug, may also become dependent and exhibit respiratory problems and withdrawal symptoms. Here is another problem: Dilaudid intensifies the effects of alcohol, therefore, it is not recommended to consume alcohol while taking the drug.
Withdrawal symptoms can be brief but extremely intense. Dilaudid users are likely to experience anxiety, hot or cold flashes, insomnia, profuse sweating, cramps, severe back pain, intestinal spasms and other symptoms. Frequently, an increase in blood pressure, body temperature, and heart rate may occur.
If you or your loved one are suffering from Dilaudid abuse and need help, please call us at 855-338-6929 to discuss whether our customized Dilaudid Drug Detox Treatment is the best program for you. Be assured we value your privacy and all your information is kept strictly confidential. Contact Gallus Drug and Alcohol Detox Centers today and take the first step towards rehab and recovery.