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How long does it take to withdraw from opiates?

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Asked: 2017-11-23 05:54:01
So, I’ve been using heroin for about three years. I’ve lost everything, and my best friend just died of an overdose. I really want to quit, but the withdrawals suck—how long until I start to feel better?


Answered: 2017-12-13 13:29:48

Opiate withdrawal is a tough one to call. Are you addicted to opiate painkillers or heroin? Or Fentanyl? Although all of these are opiates, the timeline is gonna be different cos they come out of your system differently. Lets say that your acute symptoms will probably last about 3 days, and then they will start to ease up a bit, but may not be gone for a bit, probably up to a few weeks.


Answered: 2017-11-26 22:02:17

Expect your first withdrawal symptoms between 12 - 24 hours, depending on whether you have been using short or long-acting opiates (heroin vs pain pills such as Tramadol). From there it will get worse over the next 2 or 3 days, but after that it should subside. Although it doesnt seem like a huge amount of time, its helpful to check in to a program that can help you through it.


Answered: 2017-12-05 05:15:14

Withdrawing from any opiate takes around a week, but can take longer if you have been ingesting long-acting opiates like painkillers for a while. If youre wondering what it might feel like, expect a lot of sweat, a lot of pain, and a lot of green stuff theres a good Ted Talk you can follow here, I think he explains it pretty well.


Answered: 2017-11-23 14:07:23

Withdrawals can start just a couple hours after the last time you shoot up. It just depends on how long you’ve been a user and whether or not your getting some sort of treatment to help. I wouldn’t recommend doing it by yourself, it’s a lot easier to go through withdrawals at a rehab than it is at your house. The worst of it was over after about two weeks, though.


Answered: 2017-11-24 03:18:52

When I tried to quit I got really sick for the first four days. After that it got better little by little, but I ultimately ended up going on methadone to stay clean. So far, I’ve made it over a year without relapsing, but you have to stay in contact with the doctor to keep getting your methadone.


Answered: 2017-12-06 13:38:59

If you have been using for a while, then the opiate withdrawal timeline will probably be around 5 7 days. Things like your age, weight and height can affect these things, as well as your overall health, which probably isnt great if you have been using. Withdrawal will include things like excessive sweating, insomnia, nausea and diarrhea.


Answered: 2017-12-05 00:06:10

Drug withdrawal from opiates, like anything else, isnt pleasant. It doesnt last a huge amount of time, but can feel like eternity when you are going through it. Someone who has been using heroin for a number of years will experience the worst symptoms in the first 3 4 days and should taper off in about a week.

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