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Can you die from withdrawal?

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Asked: 2018-07-02 19:08:33
Can one die from withdrawal off illicit drugs. My son stopping his heavy drug use and is now in withdrawal and suffering. I don’t have information on the specifics of the drugs he was taking.


Answered: 2018-07-16 09:34:54

Alcohol abuse will kill you anyway but withdrawal could be worse in certain cases . Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can include convulsions and heart attack, and these can kill you, so its best to wait for medical advice and attention before coming off completely.


Answered: 2018-07-03 05:36:41

Alcohol withdrawal can actually kill you. Sometimes the shock of giving up the booze after a long time abusing it can actually put you into cardiac arrest. The best way to avoid this is firstly not to have a huge bender before you give up, and also talk to a doctor about giving up.


Answered: 2018-07-04 11:56:00

Have to second Buckley here. Death from withdrawal ultimately relies on the drug(s) taken and the risks involved with those drugs.


Answered: 2018-07-30 04:13:13

Around 5% of people who withdraw from alcohol will develop delirium tremens, which can kill you. From there, around 1 in 20 who develop the DTs will die, which is why you should never undergo withdrawal without medication. Check out a registered facility near you and doctors will advise a range of treatments, from benzodiazepines to other therapies.


Answered: 2018-07-17 01:07:57

Yes, but its not likely to, depending on what you are giving up. If you are coming off most drugs, then it might feel like youre going to die, but its just the awful feeling of your body needing its fix and not getting it.


Answered: 2018-07-02 23:06:32

It could benefit the both of you if you asked your son about what drugs he took and is detoxing from.

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