Another powerful opioid painkiller is dilaudid, which is the brand name for hydromorphone. This drug, which often causes breathing issues, is commonly offered in the form of extended-release tablets and often compared to heroin. Those who orally ingest dilaudid as a tablet or liquid and who do not have a tolerance to opioids are at an extreme risk to acquiring a dilaudid addiction. It is commonly referred to white triangles, hospital grade heroin, crazy 8’s and shake and bake.
Effects and Abuse of Dilaudid
Doctors who do decide to prescribe dilaudid usually only recommend it for short-term use, as it is potent and strong. Those who abuse dilaudid typically crush the pills and snort them, or obtain it in a liquid form to be injected into their veins. Either way produces a quick high of euphoria, before a lengthened state of sedation.
Effects of Dilaudid include:
- Mood changes
- Dry mouth
Many people fail to realize dilaudid is just as harmful as illicit drugs, such as heroin. This leads to many accidental overdoses and dangerous outcomes when it is used and abused. Combining dilaudid with alcohol can lead to death, and injection of this drug can lead to blood-borne disease and collapsed veins.
Dilaudid Addiction Treatment
If you or your loved one are struggling with an addiction to dilaudid, then treatment should be obtained immediately. At The Discovery House, we offer luxury rehab facilities at our long term treatment centers for addiction. Our staff promotes long term recovery and maintains a 3 client to 1 counselor ratio to provide care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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