Dilaudid belongs to a class of drugs called opioid narcotics. The addictive potential of Dilaudid is fairly high. People abusing it can rapidly develop the tolerance, which then requires a higher dose of the drug to acquire the similar euphoric effects. The tolerance can easily develop within two or three weeks of drug abuse. People who have developed the Dilaudid dependence experience a set of symptoms when the effect of the drug starts wearing off. This phenomenon is called the withdrawal effect. Most of the people who have become addicted to the Dilaudid start to ‘doctor shop’ for the new prescriptions. They begin to visit different doctors with the complaints of chronic pain in order to get the prescriptions of Dilaudid. The addiction is difficult to treat unless properly supervised. The rehabilitation centers are needed for the proper recovery process.