Heroin is famous for many reasons, one of which being the extreme nature of its withdrawal. Because Heroin is strictly illegal, users commonly experience a shortage in their supply and subsequently experience withdrawal.
The severity of symptoms associated with Heroin withdrawal are so extreme that people often return to using to ease the distress caused by opiate withdrawal. Symptoms typically include nausea, vomiting, pain, sweating, shaking, nervousness, drug cravings, agitation and depression, among others.
Though the list of symptoms may sound similar to a common flu, the severity of these symptoms is so extreme when occurring due to Heroin withdrawal that people are truly in danger. The extreme discomfort combined with emotional disturbances can lead to death in a number of ways.
The severity and duration of withdrawal symptoms associated with Meth, or crystal meth, depends greatly on the individual, the duration and intensity of use.
Stopping Meth causes a host of unpleasant symptoms, ranging from fever, chills, profuse sweating, sleep problems, heart palpitations, shaking, and respiratory failure. Withdrawal from this substance can be life-threatening, however, it is more often associated with non-fatal, but extremely uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.
The sudden stoppage of Methamphetamine poses a great potential for relapse if support and proper care are not provided with the individual ceases active use of Meth. To ensure that the individual remains abstinent after stopping, find a detox center and inpatient addiction treatment center.