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O P I O I D A D D I C T I O N & O P I O I D
W I T H D R A W A L S Y M P T O M S:

When addicted to opiates, such as heroin, the drug must be taken regularly or else withdrawal symptoms will begin - hence the addiction.


Such symptoms of withdrawal can include mood swings, irritability, head aches, nausea, cramps, sweating, trembling and more. Whilst extremely unpleasant, opiate withdrawal is not fatal. It is opiate drug overdose which is responsible for the most drug related deaths.

"Cold Turkey" is a term used when an opiate addict attempts to discontinue their use of opiates, ultimately resulting in withdrawal. In comparison to 'weaning' off of the opiates, they just 'stop'.

Unfortunately, statistics show that only 5% of those who choose this method of treatment- are successful.

Types of Opiates:

There are a number of different types of opiate based drugs. These include both illegal drugs such as heroin and opium, along with prescription opiates such as morphine and dihydrocodeine, and over-the-counter opiates such as codeine.

How long do opiates stay in your system?

Opiates are typically detectable in a person's urine for 2 - 4 days, perhaps as long as 5 days at the outside. This is based upon the standard cut-off level of 300ng/ml used in Europe. In the USA, where a 2000ng/ml level is commonly used, this retention time is slightly less. Opiates in urine are detectable for a much shorter time than in hair. Hair testing can detect opiate abuse for months after use - dependent on the length of the person's hair. June Bridals long floor-length prom items latest style

Source: drug-aware.com

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