Dilaudid Addiction Treatment

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Impact of Dilaudid Addiction

If you’re familiar with the epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction in the United States, you may be familiar with Dilaudid. Dilaudid is a prescription opiate medication, in the same class as OxyContin and Percocet, commonly prescribed to treat severe pain. It is also partially responsible for fueling the opioid crisis in America, where it is estimated that one hundred and thirty people die every day from an opiate overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dilaudid (the brand name for the substance hydromorphone) is popular among substance users due to its “quick release” quality. The fast-acting release means that Dilaudid begins working in the brain very quickly once it is consumed, producing the “rush” that users often seek. Unfortunately, this is also one of the qualities that make it such a dangerous, even deadly substance. With quality addiction treatment, individuals can recover from Dilaudid addiction.

Our Dilaudid Treatment Center at Lighthouse Recovery Institute

All of our Dilaudid addiction treatment programs incorporate weekly individual therapy sessions with licensed therapists and addiction counselors. These sessions allow individuals to meet and process all of their progress throughout the duration of their treatment.

Patients learn coping skills, relapse prevention strategies, emotional regulation practices, and life skills during sessions from the group therapy sessions. When they are not in session, patients attend support groups, the gym, community events, and other activities that support their ongoing recovery.

Additionally, patients engage in intense trauma work to uncover the underlying issues resulting in their continuous, chronic use of drugs and alcohol and work on grief resolution in a safe, confidential environment. Patients also have the opportunity to engage in family therapy, medication management, and a range of holistic services.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient Dilaudid addiction treatment is available for patients who have completed a medical detox. Once free of the effects of the drug, patients can focus on building the skills necessary to live functional, independent lives.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Many patients seek continuing care after residential care and enroll in intensive outpatient treatment, or IOP. Individuals who want to continue Dilaudid addiction treatment and want the added flexibility of modified scheduling are ideal for this drug rehab program. Learn more information about our intensive outpatient treatment program.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Many patients seek continuing care after residential care and enroll in intensive outpatient treatment, or IOP. Individuals who want to continue Dilaudid addiction treatment and want the added flexibility of modified scheduling are ideal for this drug rehab program. Learn more information about our intensive outpatient treatment program.

Dilaudid Drug Rehab Aftercare

– Outpatient treatment is provided as aftercare service once an individual has completed Dilaudid inpatient drug rehab. Individual and group therapy will be provided based on an individual’s ongoing needs as they transition to an independent, sober life. Learn more about our aftercare treatment program

Effects of Dilaudid On The Body

The immediate impact of Dilaudid includes euphoria, drowsiness, pain relief, and sometimes nausea, vomiting, sedation, dizziness, and lightheadedness. The short-acting effects of the drug mean that the “high” lasts about two to six hours, depending on tolerance, the amount used, and route of administration (oral or intravenous). However, Dilaudid remains in the body for two to three days and is detectable on a drug test during this time. Since the drug acts so quickly in the system, Dilaudid carries a high risk of overdose, even in patients using the medication as prescribed. Using Dilaudid can also cause a severe, even fatal overdose, especially when combined with other substances such as alcohol.

Signs of Dilaudid Abuse and Addiction

The long-term consequences of Dilaudid use can be severe. One of the main risks of using the substance is the high potential it carries for increased tolerance and addiction. As someone uses Dilaudid over a long period, they reduce their sensitivity to it, causing them to need more of the substance to gain the same effects. Developing a tolerance is one of the significant signs that someone has become dependent on or addicted. Dilaudid addiction can snowball, as the drug is powerful and causes severe withdrawal symptoms when a user attempts to quit. Signs that someone is struggling with Dilaudid addiction include behaviors such as “doctor shopping.”

This behavior is when an individual obtains multiple prescriptions for the same drug from different providers. Other signs of Dilaudid addiction are running out of their medicine too quickly, using Dilaudid intravenously, extreme personality changes, secretive or manipulative behaviors, strained relationships, and finding drugs or drug paraphernalia in their possession.

Dilaudid Withdrawal and Detox

When someone is addicted to Dilaudid, one of the main barriers to recovery is the physical withdrawal that occurs when someone attempts to stop using the drug. An addicted individual may truly desire sobriety but be unable to achieve it due to the intensity of withdrawal. Dilaudid withdrawal causes symptoms such as severe cravings, muscle aches and general body pain, diarrhea, vomiting, cramping, anxiety, depression, restlessness, inability to sleep, and severe cravings. Individuals addicted to Dilaudid often need supervised medical detox to quit using and begin recovering successfully.

Preventing Dilaudid Abuse

One of the significant risks of Dilaudid is that it is readily available in many homes because it is often prescribed to treat pain conditions. Patients who receive a prescription for this drug should take several precautions to avoid becoming dependent on it and to prevent others in the household from abusing it. Locking the medication up, using it only as prescribed and just for a few days, disposing of it properly, and even investigating other, non-addictive methods for pain relief can all help prevent someone from developing a Dilaudid addiction.

Dilaudid Addiction Treatment

If you feel that you are dependent on Dilaudid, or you are concerned that someone you love is, the first step toward getting help is contacting an addiction treatment professional. At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we help people struggling with Dilaudid addiction by ensuring that receive comfortable and safe medical care at a medical detox facility before beginning drug treatment. Detox allows the patient to have the most comfortable and safe detox process possible before they start the hard work of addiction recovery. We treat patients who suffer from Dilaudid addiction with a variety of evidence-based therapies, including group and individual sessions, relationship therapy, relapse prevention, among many other methods. If you are ready to take your first step toward freedom from Dilaudid addiction, call us today.

Does Insurance Cover Dilaudid Rehab?

Insurance plans will cover some or all of the cost of Dilaudid rehab programs. Each insurance company has limitations and restrictions based on specific criteria deemed medically necessary. We understand that every family has different needs and constraints. If you are considering entering Dilaudid addiction treatment and are looking to obtain detailed information about your insurance plan or inquire about self-pay options, call our trained and compassionate staff today.

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