Dilaudid Abuse and Treatment
A Deadly Prescription Addiction Threat
Dilaudid abuse is a persistent and pervasive substance abuse issue affecting thousands of Americans across the United States. Along with other prescription opioids, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and more, prescription painkillers like Dilaudid have contributed to tens of thousands of deaths in the United States, including nearly 60,000 last year. Dilaudid is a brand-name form of the narcotic painkiller hydromorphone and is used to treat moderate to severe pain-related conditions including serious injuries and post-surgical pain. Dilaudid abuse can lead to grave, long-term physical and psychological health issues and a have serious, negative impact on one’s quality of life. If you or a loved one is struggling with Dilaudid abuse, call RU Encore today to start fighting back.
Signs and Symptoms of Dilaudid Abuse
What Does Dilaudid Abuse Look Like?
Dilaudid misuse and abuse often presents itself very quickly through a number of physical and behavioral symptoms, the type and severity of which will vary according to how long and how often users have been abusing the drug. Some of the more common signs and symptoms of Dilaudid abuse include:
- Extreme Changes in Mood or Behavior
- Changes in Sleeping Patterns
- Constant Preoccupation with Taking Pills
- Decline in Professional or Academic Performance
- Legal Issues Related to Pill Use
- Deception about Use
- And more
If you or a loved one is taking Dilaudid and exhibiting these symptoms, it’s imperative that you talk to your physician immediately to reevaluate your dosage.