Addiction101 Addiction Network

The duration of opiate withdrawal can vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of opiate used, the frequency and amount of use, and the individual’s overall health and well-being.

Acute opiate withdrawal typically begins within 6-12 hours of the last dose and can last for several days to a week. Symptoms of acute withdrawal can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, anxiety, and insomnia, among others.

Post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) can occur after the acute phase of withdrawal has resolved and can last for weeks or even months. Symptoms of PAWS can include mood swings, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, and poor concentration.

It is important to note that quitting opiates can be challenging, and individuals may benefit from professional medical advice and support to safely and effectively manage withdrawal symptoms and address any underlying health or social issues related to substance use disorders. If you are concerned about opiate withdrawal and its impact on your health, it is recommended that you seek professional medical advice and support.