How many people do you know that have a dilaudid addiction problem and say they don’t? They will use the common excuse and say my Dr. prescribed them for me. This is fine but how are you actually taking the dilaudid? Are you taking them as prescribed? If you are not then you may have a problem.
Today I am going to talk a little about addiction some of you may have been getting dilaudid for pain and started taking more than was prescribed and this led to a dilaudid addiction.Do not worry you are not alone here I can not even begin to tell you the number of people who became hooked on dilaudid in this way. The thing is that you recognize that there indeed is a problem then you can admit defeat and seek help.
For those who want addiction help one can look for a opiate rehab near them. Once you find one give them a call ask them if they can do a medical opioid detox and at this time ask about residential treatment then make an appointment to go in.
When you get to rehab the process of dilaudid withdrawal will begin they will usually use other drugs to help you with the detox. Sometimes they will use drugs like suboxone to help ease the pain of dilaudid withdrawal. This is all done by a staff of trained professionals and they do care about the people they are trying to help. While you are detoxing nothing will be required of you so basically you will be getting a lot of bed rest and if you were anything like me when I came in you will need it.
Once you have finished your detox from dilaudid. When you finish with your detox from dilaudid its time to move on to residential treatment.
In residential treatment to help with your drug addiction you will attend group, lectures, watch recovery videos, 12 step meetings, and individual addiction therapy sessions. This is all to prepare you on how to stay clean when you leave rehab.
For those that only detox I can be upfront with you because you are going to relapse maybe even the day you leave treatment. I know that’s what I did and I write about the things I have been through personally.
In residential treatment you will attend lectures, watch recovery videos, attend NA or AA meetings, and have individual counseling. All of this is to prepare you for when you leave treatment. It is very important to have a plan when one leaves rehab because if you do not you will fail and be back in rehab before you know it.
One thing you could do is make a list of the meetings you plan on attending first find out where and what time they meet then use pen and paper to write it out. This is a great way to keep commitments to one self. This should be of help to anyone who really wants to quit using dilaudid.
I started using dilaudid around 35 years ago and did not really care for them I was using them in place of heroin. Even though I was not crazy about them it did not stop me from doing them everyday. One day I did not have any and I started to get sick. I knew then that I had a habit because I was going through the same kind of withdrawal that I had many times before when I stopped using heroin.
In my opinion dilaudid withdrawal is just about as bad as heroin withdrawal. When a person stops using dilaudid they will experience the same negative side affects as heroin.
I did eventually become free from all drugs but it took me a long time. It does not have to take anyone as long as it did me. You can stop using today and stay clean if you have a plan.