Getting through opiate withdrawal. There are a million thoughts that go with these four words. Most of them are so racked with irrational thoughts and fear, a person in active opiate addiction finds them too difficult to face.
Being at that crossroad, that point where you desperately want to stop but feel helplessly locked in the bondage of addiction is a kind of a living hell. The thought that “we will never have to go through this again” once we get through it is often all we have to give us hope.
If you or someone you love is facing opiate withdrawal, it helps to know exactly what you will go through. Whether it’s heroin withdrawal or prescription pain medication that you’ve obtained legally, here’s what you need to know: