Hydromorphone Inpatient Treatment

Hydromorphone Inpatient Treatment

Hydromorphone is used to help control mild to severe pain symptoms. Common forms are injectable or in tablets. Hydromorphone is potent and addictive, although it does have medical benefits for those who require the drug. Many addicts use forged prescriptions, doctor shopping or stealing to supply their constant need and demand for this highly addictive drug.

What Happens if I Overdose on Hydromorphone?

An overdose occurs when the individual accidentally or intentionally takes more than the recommend amount of hydromorphone. It is not uncommon for addicts to experience an overdose or multiple overdoses, but each instance is potentially fatal. For hydromorphone overdose many hospitals use the following procedures:

  • Breathing tube
  • Charcoal
  • Laxatives
  • Medicine to reverse hydromorphone’s effects
  • Tube from the mouth to the stomach to help empty the stomach

If you are an addict and refuse to seek treatment for your hydromorphone addiction, an overdose is likely to occur. Inpatient treatment is a better choice to make and less painful than seeking treatment for an accidental or intentional overdose and is less final than an overdose-related death.

Inpatient Treatment for Hydromorphone Addiction

Inpatient treatment or rehabilitation is not a complex process. Each treatment facility tailors to programs to meet an addict’s needs and in return sobriety can be achievable. Some techniques that inpatient treatment or rehabilitation centers use include the following:

  • Detox
  • Pain management
  • Counseling
  • Teaching addicts about “triggers” that may spark a relapse
  • Relapse prevention

Inpatient treatment gives hydromorphone addicts the knowledge and tools needed to maintain sobriety upon leaving treatment. For many addicts continued treatment may be a requirement to help maintain sobriety. This treatment can be both beneficial to the addict and their loved ones. It is important to understand that an addiction is not a sign of weakness and should not be a shameful secret. Hydromorphone addiction is a disease, and until it is treated, addiction can and will spin out of control and become life-threatening.

Hydromorphone Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation

If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction to Hydromorphone, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to help answer and address any concerns that you have about your addiction and treatment options. Sobriety is only a call away, call us today.