Question by  Tracy74 (229)

How long does opiate withdrawal take and what are the symptoms?

I think my sister is in opiate withdrawal.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

Opiate withdrawal (like any other withdrawal from an addiction), differs on time from person to person. It would depend on how heavily addicted the person is, how long they've been abusing, etc. Symptons would be cold sweat, shakes, vomiting and anxiousness or nervousness, which can lead to other states.


Answer by  spragoo (1500)

Feeling very edgy, tired, and craving the drug that you are not taking intensely. Sweating, shaking, and diarrhea are usually present as well and your body will become achy. If you get off the opiates without any professional help you can look forward to about 5-10 days of hell. Go to a detox place to make it easier!


Answer by  Anonymous

These are approximate for the acute w/d symptoms. Other symtoms may last for a few months! This includes insomnia, anxiety, and other issues.


Answer by  worker4913 (18)

The length of opiate withdrawal depends on the length of use; it can be anywhere from 7 to 14 days. The symptoms almost resemble a common cold or flu. The individual can suffer from runny nose, tearing of the eyes, anxiety, nausea/vomiting, insomnia, muscle aches or dilated pupils. Opiate withdrawal itself is not life-threatenign.

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