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Against the Advices
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) & Alcohol
by -Westmount-
Citation:   -Westmount-. "Against the Advices: An Experience with Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) & Alcohol (exp75657)". Erowid.org. Jun 19, 2009. erowid.org/exp/75657

4 mg oral Hydromorphone (pill / tablet)
  0.5 glasses oral Alcohol - Hard (liquid)


Last summer, I have been prescribed 1 mg hydromorphone because of my severe back pain. As you probably know, one milligram is the weakest dose therefore I often used more than recommanded.

It was a normal friday night : me being alone at home. The events took place around 8 pm. I was about to take my 8 pm dose when I noticed a precaution note on the label : ''Never take with alcohol''. And of course, I wondered what it'd be like to do so. That's how stupid I am. Though I went on the web to have an idea of what I should be expecting. After reading tons of warnings about hydromorphone combined with alcohol, I finally decided to do it. I popped four milligrams and swallowed them with half a glass of vodka.

I was all excited and happy with the thoughts of the high I was about to feel. But the joy didn't last too long : the more I was waiting for a rush, the more I felt down. Opiates usually give me a soothing feeling but it wasn't soothing at all. 35 minutes after the ingestion, I was so down that I wasn't even able to think or feel anything. Seriously, I felt tired at the point where I wasn't even able to end my cigarette. This was scary. I immediately went to bed, knowing that my mind could turn off by any moment. I probably got asleep instantly because I don't remember anything from that moment.

I'm glad I only took 4 mg! In conclusion, not fun at all, and very dangerous because of respiratory depression. Please follow the notes on your script.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 75657
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jun 19, 2009Views: 21,345
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