Hydromorphone (also known as dilaudid) is a morphine-like drug used in the managing of pain and discomfort also known by its brand name Dilaudid, is a potent opioid medication. It belongs to the same class of drugs as morphine and heroin, called opioid analgesics. Opioid analgesics are primarily used for managing severe pain, typically in hospitals or under close medical supervision. However, hydromorphone can also be diverted for non-medical use, leading to addiction and dependency.

In addiction treatment, hydromorphone may be used as part of a larger strategy to help individuals with opioid addictions. One approach is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), where specific medications like hydromorphone are prescribed to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings. By using hydromorphone in controlled and tapered doses, it can help individuals transition to a drug-free life.

It is key to note that hydromorphone can be addictive itself if misused or taken recreationally. It is key to take this medication only as prescribed and under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Misuse can lead to various risks, including overdose and dependence.

Hydromorphone has a significant history in medicine. It was first synthesized in Germany in 1924 and introduced for medical use in the 1930s. Since then, it has gained recognition as a reliable pain management medication. However, due to its high potency and potential for abuse, it is tightly regulated.

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    Treatment Services

    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

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    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

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    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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