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Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin Withdrawal

Information on Heroin Withdrawal

Drugs that kick in quickly, usually cause more severe withdrawal symptoms. Heroin withdrawal symptoms occur after quitting long-term use, but can also occur as a result of administration of an opiate antagonist (e.g. naloxone).

Because of the goose bumps, the syndrome derives its name: “cold turkey”. Continue reading “Heroin Withdrawal”

Heroin Addiction and Withdrawal

Heroin Addiction and Withdrawal

When looking at heroin addiction and withdrawal, you can distinguish between mental and physical dependence.

We speak of physical dependence when the body protests against stopping heroin use, which leads to heroin withdrawal.

Compared to other drugs, addiction and withdrawal occurs rather quickly when it comes to heroin. Continue reading “Heroin Addiction and Withdrawal”