How long do withdrawal symptoms last?
Again, this answer varies because every brain is different. A lot depends on health of the individual, chemicals involved and duration of use. Withdrawals last anywhere from weeks to months to years, it is difficult to predict.
Overall, opioid withdrawals are unpleasant and are part of the risks associated with long-term opioid use. If you are experiencing withdrawals, please try to get some help from a professional, friends and family members.
- Science; 3 October 1997: Vol. 278 no. 5335 pp. 58-63
- Available at the California Society of Addiction Medicine Website: www.csam-asam.org/pdf/misc/COWS_induction_flow_sheet.doc