My mother was prescribed hydromorphone and hydromorph contin and over the past year she has gone WAY down hill. Her memory is shot, no motivation etc. She has a long history of addiction *and* an even longer history of denial. She said it was the hydromorph contin that was causing her problems and has stopped taking that. At first she said she stopped taking them all but after I did some digging, she said she still takes the hydromorphone "sometimes".
She was prescibed these for spinal stenosis... but her addiction issues are far greater than her physical pain.
Is hydromorphone dangerous for an addict? How do I get her off of this drug??