Recently i have been noticing a great amount of IV dilaudid addict patients. Nurses what in your opinion we should do? Giving the pain medication for post-op and other acute pain issues, i understand very well that we have to manage pt's pain. But the frequent flyer to our hospitals just bacause they are addicts in my opinion is encouraging these pt's and making a dilaudid/morphine society out there. Yesterday, i refused to participate in this with one of our MD's and demanded that this particular pt be sent to rehab for narcotic problem. Most of these pt's have pyschological issues to begin with. I refuse to be manipulated with this pt group and support there addiction in name of pain and medicine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!