Dilaudid Addiction and Abuse in Sheffield South Yorkshire

Dependency To Dilaudid


An aesthetic drug that is derived from morphine is called Dilaudid. It possesses a strong potential for addiction and abuse, as it produces a "high" similar to Heroin.

Dilaudid features among the most potent synthetic narcotics grouped among the opioid class and an addiction to it develops pretty quickly after a prolonged use. Due to an increasing tolerance towards the drug after prolonged exposure, it is necessary that users use more to get the same high. Users taking the pills often finish their prescription ahead of schedule once a tolerance takes hold.


A tolerance to Dilaudid is developed in the users within two or three weeks.

Once the drug wears off, those with a Dilaudid tolerance may experience withdrawal symptoms. Someone who is unable to quit taking Dilaudid even with a strong desire may have an addiction.

The following symptoms are included in the Dilaudid addiction

  • Starting to get obsessed with the next dose
  • Spending extravagant amounts of money on the drug
  • Neglecting other duties such as work or even school work
  • Needing huge doses of Dilaudid to feel the high
  • Neglecting friends and family in favour of drug use
  • Stealing from medicine cabinets
  • Trying to forge prescriptions for the drug
  • Online stores or local pharmacy store the drug is bought

It is a common habit of Dilaudid addicts that they get involved in criminal activities in the search of getting more of the drug.


Comprehending Dilaudid Hydromorphone

Minor pain can be treated with Dilaudid or Hydromorphone. This drug acts by attaching to receptors in the brain as well as the central nervous system to reduce the pain. Dilaudid also has an effect on the pleasure centre of the brain, which results in the feel good effect.

A number of addicts may opt for doctor shopping to get new prescriptions and they normally state chronic pain is their main concern.


People who suffer burns and other major wounds are advised by physicians to use this drug. Dilaudid has a faster onset of action, in just 15 minutes, and it the pain-diminishing effects could last for as long as 6 hours.

Dilaudid tablets are typically prescribed by doctors in a small dose, 2mg or 4mg. You could either have pills which are round or either triangular. You can also get an oral liquid form of it. In the inpatient setting, the drug could also be administered intravenously.

Exalgo, Palladone, and Dilaudid-hp are other brand names for Hydromorphone. Street names include Dillies, Big D, M-80s, and Peaches.


The Effects And Abuse Of Dilaudid

Most of the abusers usually inject themselves with this drug due to the faster onset of action compared to when it is swallowed. Pills are also crushed and snorted by a few users.

Just as is the case for other opiates, people get hooked to Dilaudid due to the immense euphoric feeling that is associated with it. At times those who have been prescribed the drug may not get pain relief from the dose prescribed, hence the need for a higher dose. Overdosing may result from using the drug in excess.


Using this drug without proper recommendation from a physician constitutes drug abuse. For instance taking larger doses or in the absence of a prescription from a doctor.


Those who abuse Dilaudid are always at a high risk of overdose, which can be dangerous. The high doses of this drug have the effect of slowing the blood pressure as well as breathing, this could result in failure.

Some notable signs of Dilaudid overdose

  • Miosis
  • Weak pulse
  • Shallow breathing
  • Unconsciousness
  • Lips turning to blue
  • Throwing up

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Combinations Of Drugs

The recreational Dilaudid users may mix it with alcohol and /or Benzodiazepines to get a better high. This combination acts to depress the central nervous system. A mixture of these drugs could amplify their effects but it could potentially slow the breathing as well as heart rates. Fatal overdose may occur when mixing Dilaudid with these drugs.

Dilaudid addicts may wish to relive the intense feeling of euphoria and relaxation, and they will continue replicating the 'rush.' The abuse of Dilaudid can lead to the abuse of drugs such as Heroin, which are more accessible.


Addiction Statistics

Most of the people who attempt to quit Dilaudid on their own relapse. It can be made easier to quit with the support and medical assistance of a professional treatment setting. Dealing with a Dilaudid addiction could be achieved with counselling and medications to handle the withdrawal and cravings. Find help today from one of the treatment centres available all over the country.