Duration Of Heroin Withdrawal

In general, heroin withdrawal usually lasts up to 7 days. BUT, this process can vary in time and intensity due to many factors. Main factors that influence the duration of heroin withdrawal include a person’s:

  • length of heroin use
  • average heroin dosage
  • general health
  • age
  • unique body metabolism

So, when does withdrawal of heroin begin? How long does heroin withdrawal symptoms last? Explore our infographic to learn more! And, if you find it interesting and educational, feel free to share it or use it. The embed code is right below the infographic.

Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

Symptoms from heroin withdrawal manifest 6-12 hours after the last use, and persist for 1-3 days. Their peak occurs between 36-72 hours after last use … with high severity and intensity. The symptoms gradually become less intense over the course of 5-7 days. Below is a chart of detailed heroin withdrawal symptoms to easily guide you on what to expect during the heroin detox process.

24-72 hours after last heroin dose:

  • Aches & pains
  • Anxiety
  • Cravings
  • Decreased appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Panic attacks
  • Restlessness
  • Sweating

Week 1 Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fever
  • Sleep disorders

Week 2 Symptoms from Heroin Withdrawal:

  • Anxiety
  • Cravings
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Sleep disorders
  • Trouble eating

Week 3-4 Heroin Withdrawal:

  • Anxiety
  • Mood stabilization
  • Unmanageable cravings
  • Sleep disorders

How Long To Withdraw From Heroin?

Bear in mind, that there is no fixed period of time for heroin withdrawal. It depends on the degree of individual’s heroin dependency, tolerance, and reaction to the drug. NOTE HER: Some heroin users may experience post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) that only resolve 3 to 6 months after last use (or longer).

Some symptoms of heroin PAWS include:

  • Anxiety
  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • Dysphoria
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability

How to withdrawal from heroin? The best way to treat heroin withdrawal is under medical supervision, where you can receive appropriate psychological and emotional support.

Heroin withdrawal can be severe, intense, and difficult, BUT there is a way out!

Heroin Withdrawal Timeline Questions

If you or a loved one is using heroin and experiencing any of these withdrawal symptoms, call toll-free 24/7 Heroin Helpline 1-888-988-7934 today. Break the cycle of heroin addiction!

If you still have questions or you want something to add about the duration of heroin withdrawal, please leave us a comment in the section below. We try to respond to all legitimate inquiries promptly and personally.

Reference Sources: Substance Abuse Treatment ADVISORY
NIDA DrugFacts: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
NIDA Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide

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