fb pixel
Close this search box.
Close this search box.

Dilaudid Detox

A Dilaudid detox can be painful because the drug falls into the opiate category, causing long-term mental and physical addiction. Medically managed treatment for dilaudid dependence can increase the patient’s chances of successfully completing detox.

About Dilaudid (Hydromorphone Hydrochloride)

Dilaudid is the trade name for the compound hydromorphone hydrochloride. It is a potent synthetic Schedule II narcotic opioid, considered to be six to nine times stronger than morphine. Dilaudid attaches to the brain’s receptor sites, central nervous system and GI tract to control pain. The drug also reacts to the pleasure center, providing the user with a sense of euphoria.

According to SAMHSA, of the many individuals who report misusing or abusing prescription drugs, 261,000 people report misusing hydromorphone-based drugs. Hydromorphone is the active substance in Dilaudid. Due to its potency, Dilaudid has been approved in lethal injections in federal executions. Thus, anyone abusing hydrocodone products is abusing a seriously dangerous substance. The use of this drug has had serious and even fatal consequences for many users.

How Long Does It Take to Get Addicted to Dilaudid?

People can develop a physical and psychological Dilaudid addiction in as little as a few weeks, particularly because of the euphoric feeling people can experience when using the drug. First, people using Dilaudid might develop a tolerance, meaning they might need increasing doses to achieve the same effects they experienced when they first began taking the drug. Eventually, this same individual might attempt to doctor shop or purchase Dilaudid on the internet or even the streets to satisfy their cravings. On the streets, hydromorphone is known as, “Big D,” “M-80s,” and “Peaches.”

Speak Confidentially

with an opiate detox treatment expert.

Dilaudid Withdrawal Symptoms

Developing an addiction to Dilaudid is relatively effortless. When an individual who has been using the drug for an extended period of time abruptly discontinues or decreases use, withdrawal symptoms may set in. This phenomenon is the body’s response to not receiving its standard dose. Dilaudid withdrawal symptoms may be incredibly unpleasant and typically occur on a spectrum, so they can be more severe in some individuals than others.

Dilaudid Withdrawal Timeline of Symptoms

Because of the drug’s short half-life, individuals may begin to experience withdrawal symptoms within four to eight hours after the last dose. These symptoms often include:

  • Anxiety
  • Cravings
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Mild nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Sweating


Withdrawal continues to progress and usually peaks within 12 to 48 hours. In many cases, people may have severely distressing symptoms for up to five days. The most common symptoms at this phase of withdrawal are:

  • Aches and pains
  • Anxiety
  • Chills
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Intense drug cravings
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting


Some individuals might become confused, depressed, and in extreme cases, even suicidal. When the symptoms are at their worst, individuals are prone to relapse. Sometimes, due to the feeling of failure and hopelessness, individuals might use higher doses than usual. Relapse puts people at a much higher risk of overdose.

Some people overcome the physical symptoms within five to seven days. Emotional problems may last weeks or even months, however. Issues such as anxiety, depression and having occasional cravings can be minimized when adequately treated by a specialized professional.

Speak With an Addiction Specialist

Exceptional Care & Better Outcome. Get In Touch With Us Today!

Dilaudid Rapid Detox Treatment

Dilaudid addiction is a severe problem in the United States. Drug dependence tends to happen quickly. Often, addiction happens in unsuspecting individuals who have been prescribed Dilaudid for legitimate pain reasons. The addiction creeps up fast. Once a dependence develops, chances are it’s too late to find a comfortable solution to come off this drug on your own.

Dilaudid rapid detox can make overcoming Dilaudid dependence more comfortable and successful. Rapid detox is a medical procedure that induces and speeds the withdrawal while the patient sleeps under sedation.

Traditional drug rehab treatment methods for Dilaudid addiction typically include talk therapy and medications to lessen the pain of withdrawal. Many have a less than 10% success rate after the first year due to Dilaudid’s powerful, physically addictive properties, however.

Waismann Method®’s advanced, accelerated Dilaudid detox treatment and other medical detoxification options provide the highest success rate in the field of opiate detoxification. The Waismann Detox™ treats Dilaudid dependence with advanced medical techniques.

Rapid detox treatment allows patients to overcome the withdrawal syndrome effortlessly while under sedation. The goal is to rid the body of the physical dependence while the patient sleeps through the withdrawal symptoms. Our Dilaudid detox treatment is performed in a full-service, accredited hospital. Treatment happens under the strict supervision of our quadruple board-certified medical director. Patients are assisted every step of the way, from admission to discharge. Many different medical specialists are available to ensure each patient’s privacy, comfort and safety.

Exclusive Benefits Included with the Waismann Method® Dilaudid Detox

Only Waismann Method® offers the following benefits with its detox treatments:

  • Transportation
  • Accredited hospital
  • Private room
  • No companion needed
  • Extensive and comprehensive pre-evaluation
  • Cardiac assessment
  • Quadruple board-certified medical director
  • Treatment options of five, seven or 10 days of inpatient, individualized care, depending on patient’s health needs
  • Around-the-clock professional care
  • Rigorous safety protocols
  • Rapid detox under sedation performed in a private room of an ICU unit
  • Specialists are available for consultation if the medical director determines it is necessary
  • Meals relevant to each patient’s dietary needs
  • Private recovery retreat for a few days following detox
  • Psychotherapy (in person or by phone) after detox
  • Outstanding 20-year reputation for exceptional care

Read More: Rapid Detox Safety Guidelines and Potential Risks

Medical detox is the most successful form of opioid detoxification that exists today. We focus on achieving successful detoxification while maintaining the comfort and safety of the patient. The Waismann Detox™ for Dilaudid allows most patients to return to a productive life in a matter of days, eliminating the need to spend months in hospitals or rehab programs.

What's New at Waismann Method®