An opioid overdose requires immediate medical attention. Call 911 immediately if you or someone you know exhibits any of the symptoms.

Signs of Withdrawal



It helps to know what's going on

Given the physical challenge of recovering from opioid addiction, it’s no wonder individuals find themselves using just to avoid the experience. Opioid withdrawal is characterized by a range of physical and psychological signs that occur when someone abruptly stops or significantly reduces their opioid use.

Psychologically, it’s common to feel anxious, agitated, and restless, while experiencing mood swings and depression. The severity and duration of opioid withdrawal can vary depending on the type of opioid used, the duration and intensity of use, and the individual’s overall health and tolerance. It’s crucial to seek professional help and support for managing opioid withdrawal safely and effectively.

Common physical symptoms include

  • Insomnia
  • Yawning
  • Intense drug cravings
  • Dilated pupils
  • Runny nose
  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Diarrhea and abdominal cramping
  • Muscle aches and joint pain


Withdrawal isn’t easy, but things do get better with time.

Last dose

Symptoms begin for short-acting opioids

Symptoms begin for long-acting opioids

Symptoms peak

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