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Can you die from opioid withdrawal?

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Asked: 2018-04-10 16:15:16
Last time I detoxed from opioids, I withdrawaled with supervision and medical help. This time is a far cry from the last… I'm alone and nervous and fearful I might die.


Answered: 2018-04-12 00:19:53

No, you wont die when you give up opioids, whether its heroin or pain meds. Its absolutely horrible coming off it, and your body will go through agony as the drugs leave your body, leaving you craving it uncontrollably, but it wont kill you, even when you wish you would die.


Answered: 2018-05-10 10:28:27

Coming off the drug itself wont actually kill you, nor will the effects of withdrawal, such as vomiting, diarrhea, feeling cold and clammy and even your breath coming a little slower (although someone should make sure you havent overdosed on your last hit), youll just feel really ill for awhile.


Answered: 2018-04-12 14:52:53

Matter of fact opioid withdrawal alone wont be the reason of death, however underlying problems with a person can end in death from opioid withdrawal.


Answered: 2018-04-12 10:45:36

In fact, although doctors have gone on record to say that opioid withdrawal cant kill you, its not actually completely true. Whilst its highly unlikely that you will die from the withdrawal, it does happen. There are ten reported cases on record in the US between 2013 2016 , and this is due to the fact that consistent diarrhea and vomiting, which happen in opioid withdrawal, can cause severe dehydration and elevated levels of sodium in the blood leading to heart failure.


Answered: 2018-04-27 02:34:23

Although opioids are a killer with over 49,000 people dying from them last year in the US alone, its not the withdrawal part that is likely to kill you. Withdrawal is unpleasant, like the worst flu you have ever had but thats your body reacting to the drugs leaving it, its sick because it craves more. However, it isnt something to go through alone. The best chances of success at withdrawal are by undergoing treatment at a proper facility so you can manage it better.


Answered: 2018-04-11 09:25:55

Depends on how you quit and the strength your body has to fight the struggle.

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