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Hydromorphone Detox and Withdrawal

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The drug hydromorphone is classified as a narcotic opiate analgesic. Hydromorphone is used to treat moderate, chronic and severe pain. Hydromorphone, along with other opiates, is one of the most addictive drugs available. This derivative of morphine works by disrupting pain signals from the central nervous system to the brain.

Some users may become addicted unintentionally, though many people consciously misuse this medication by taking it recreationally. Countless Americans are at risk of becoming addicted to opiates and hydromorphone as prescription drug addiction is becoming a more rampant problem in the US. If you’re concerned you may have an addiction or you know someone who is addicted to this drug, hydromorphone detox and recovery centers can help. Call to learn more about treatment options.

Signs of Hydromorphone Addiction

hydromorphoneAs with addiction to other opiates, hydromorphone addiction can produce a number of symptoms that observers may spot. If you see these signs in someone you love and you suspect they may be abusing hydromorphone, it may be time to call for help. These signs of addiction include:

  • Lying or stealing to get more of the drug
  • Visiting multiple doctors in an attempt to get more prescriptions for hydromorphone
  • Continually “injuring” themselves in an effort to get more meeds
  • Failing to meet life commitments in order to abuse hydromorphone

Side Effects

In addition to the lifestyle signs of addiction, hydromorphone abuse can take a toll on a person’s health. Side effects of the drug include:

  • Sense of euphoria
  • Body aches and pains
  • Headache
  • Excessive sweating
  • Circulatory issues
  • Dizziness
  • Extreme fatigue

Withdrawal From Hydromorphone

“If an addict has been using hydromorphone for an extended period of time, they may experience withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to stop taking the drug.”If an addict has been using hydromorphone for an extended period of time, they may experience withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to stop taking the drug. Symptoms of withdrawal can be incredibly uncomfortable and can lead to severe health issues, and even death, in some instances. As a result, it’s imperative that addicts only attempt to detox in a supervised medical setting.

Withdrawal symptoms from hydromorphone addiction include:

  • Chills
  • Insomnia
  • Breathing issues
  • Pain
  • Cold sweats
  • Intestinal issues
  • Breathing problems
  • Rapid heart rate

When detox is undergone in a professional hydromorphone detox center, the patient will be monitored by medical professionals. In some instances, prescription medications may be given to mitigate withdrawal symptoms as they occur. The goal is to keep the addict safe during the entire process so they can enter the rehabilitation portion of treatment.

Don’t Let Hydromorphone Take Your Life

Addictions to drugs like hydromorphone are incredibly dangerous. It’s imperative that you seek treatment in a timely manner if you are suffering from an addiction. Hydromorphone rehab centers can help you get to the underlying causes behind your abuse of the drug, so you can move forward with a healthy, balanced life.

Don’t let another day pass without getting the addiction help you need. Call us at to learn more bout hydromorphone addiction treatment options in your area. We are here 24/7 to take your call, give advice and answer your questions.

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