How Long Does Drug Withdrawal Last and What Helps? (Opiates, opioids, heroin, alcohol,cocaine, meth)

How Long Does Drug Withdrawal Last and What Helps? (Opiates, opioids, heroin, alcohol,cocaine, meth)


a question that I get all the time is
how long does drug withdrawal last so in this video we’re going to talk about
that and I’m gonna give you some answers but make sure that you stay tuned to
this entire video because I’m gonna give you some suggestions as to how to speed
up this process just a little bit so stay tuned what is up everybody this is
Chris from the rewired soul where we talk about the problem but focus on the
solution and welcome to another beautiful day during Mental Health
Awareness Month and yeah in this video we’re gonna be talking about drug
withdrawal alright I know a lot of you come here for addiction recovery stuff
some of you are trying to get clean some of you are worried about how long drug
withdrawal is gonna last and by the way I’m gonna talk about some very very
important stuff so make sure that you share this video because someone out
there might be afraid to get clean because they don’t know how long
withdrawal will last I want to start this video by talking about what is drug
withdrawal what is it and how does it happen alright so just some basic
science about this thing is the human body is always trying to maintain
equilibrium okay it’s always trying to find balance so with all of your organs
and like your nervous system and all these things like whatever you are
taking into your body your body’s like oh what’s this okay I got to adjust a
little bit so when you start using anything in excess your body has to
readjust to find a new normal so this is why you can even have like caffeine
withdrawal or sugar withdrawal if that’s something that you’re taking in
constantly so when you’re using drugs or alcohol even your body is trying to
regain this equilibrium so it’s like okay well this you know guy or girl is
taking in a lot of drugs and alcohol I need to figure out how to readjust so
once that your body finds that new state of equilibrium it doesn’t know how to
respond when it’s not coming into the body anymore
so once the alcohol or drugs begins to metabolize in your system the body
starts to freak out so depending on what substance you use the withdrawal
symptoms can be different so there are certain drugs that have
only psychological symptoms of withdrawal or mainly psychological
symptoms withdrawal and these are typically stimulants okay so we’re
talking about different forms of cocaine of meth and things like that that is
going to give you psychological withdrawals primarily so we’re talking
about irritability depression anxiety insomnia and things like that this can
even happen with prescription stimulants like at all and Ritalin and things like
that okay now with other substances you’ll have both psychological as well
as physical symptoms of withdrawal these are alcohol opiates opioids
benzodiazepines this is going to mess up your mental as well as your physical
state so what that means is is not only are you gonna have a psychological stuff
like the irritability the anxiety the depression the insomnia but you’re also
going to have you know aches and pains you might have nausea you might have the
body tremors and be shaking all over the place some people get restless leg when
it comes to benzodiazepines there’s a high risk of seizure as well just based
on what the brain is doing it to try to regain balance it can make you seized
this is why I always say like get medical help if you are trying to detox
like you shouldn’t do it on your own because it can be dangerous and just
about with any substance across the board there is a high risk of elevated
heart rate and blood pressure okay this is another reason why it’s always good
to get some kind of medical attention I know a lot of people want to do a cold
turkey and I get it I did it too but I was seeing a doctor as well and I was on
a lot of blood pressure medications so even with drugs like cocaine and meth
you know when the body is trying to regain equilibrium there’s a lot of
stress on the heart because when you’re having anxiety for example your your
heart is doing is freaking out alright so this is kind of why withdrawal
happens you get a bunch of neurotransmitters misfiring in your head
and all sorts of stuff happens especially with the nervous system okay
so that’s what withdrawal is that’s why it happens now why you’re all here the
main the main part of this video the question I always get how long does drug
withdrawal last alright so the problem is is that you’re probably not gonna
like my answer and the truth is I don’t have an answer
for you but don’t leave yet do not leave yet because I’m gonna give you some
suggestions at the end of this video as to how to help speed up the process but
I get this question constantly costly for those of you who don’t know me I
work at a drug and alcohol rehab center we do detox but I also meet a lot of
people who are trying to get clean and they’ve been off of it for like one two
three days a week and they’re like how long is this gonna last and I typically
try to stay away from answering that question and any ethical professional
will stay pretty far away from that question and here’s why when it comes to
withdrawal symptoms it is completely completely dependent on the person for a
wide range of reasons one of them as we just discussed is the
substance that you’re using depending on the substance that you’re using you’ll
have different withdrawal symptoms the other one is how much you were using
okay how much you were using and how long you were using but the biggest one
of them all which makes withdrawal unique to each person is your own
personal biology your genetic makeup right your history of other illnesses
anything else that goes on with your physical body as well as your brain and
different symptoms of mental illness withdrawal can be different for other
people like for me personally if any of you watch myopia withdrawal video like
the main nightmare of withdrawal was during my first week okay after that the
symptoms started to go away I still had like stomach issues for a while and
things like that but for me I was very very fortunate to only have a really
last night where it was ridiculously brutal for like a week now for other
people I’ve seen the last four weeks I’ve seen people also struggle with
something called post acute withdrawal syndrome sometimes you might hear this
as pause okay so you gotta think about all the stuff we’ve been screwing up in
our brain and in our body and the body needs some time to heal and catch up so
with pause sometimes like yourself you start feeling fine for a little while
and then BOOM symptoms of withdrawal come back now they’re not as bad okay
like a lot of the physical stuff is gone but a lot of people experience you know
the anxiety depressing the insomnia there are some
symptoms some people experience like stomach cramping they’ll experience
nausea they might get restless leg they might get cold sweats but it is not
nearly as bad as when you first come off of it all right so unfortunately I wish
I can give you like a magic number and this is something I realized with a
bunch of us addicts like we want to know when we want to know when we want to
know when and I’ll make other videos about like what I’m really talking about
when it comes to like when is my family gonna trust me again when are people
gonna forgive me for what I did like and the thing is about recovery is that we
can’t always have an answer for that it’s impossible to but the reason why
ice was with our hand is because when we drank or use drugs
we knew I’m gonna use this it’s gonna kick in like that and boom but the
reality is life doesn’t work like that so we have to be patient the good news
is and now we’re gonna get into the good news the good news is I’ve never met
anybody who experienced withdrawal for the rest of their life never ever it
doesn’t last forever so well I know that you want answers to this just know this
it’s not gonna last forever okay so use that information as some
motivation to stay clean until it goes away all right but now I’m gonna give
you a few suggestions as to how to make your your withdrawal a little bit easier
and maybe speed up the process first one is medications okay medications you’re
gonna have to see a doctor for this so depending on what your coming off of the
most familiar ones that you probably have heard of it’s like suboxone and
that’s for opiates okay so what this does it helps trick the brain into
thinking that you’re still using and then you gradually taper off this can
greatly help with withdrawal I always recommend a shorter taper rather than a
longer one because if you’re on suboxone for months and months and months you’re
gonna go through the withdrawal the same way all right
same thing with something like methadone all these should be tapered very very
quickly and I don’t mean like a day I’m talking like baby like 1 to 4 weeks
depending on who you are I’ve heard of some doctors recommending like like 2
years like that is baffling to me you should never do that because you’re just
gonna go right back in that cycle and a lot of people end up relapsing on harder
drugs like heroin because of it but there are also medications for
alcohol withdrawal and basically what happens when you’re seeing a doctor for
it you get these other medications that not only help with the withdrawal
symptoms to make those minimize but they’ll also help with other symptoms of
like anxiety depression insomnia and things like that like I was on a sleep
medication when I first got clean because I put in sleep you know what I
mean so you should always seek medical help like what I teach my clients is
this it is 2018 like we are given a gift that so many people didn’t have even 30
40 years ago you know what I’m saying like take advantage of this stuff don’t
make it harder than it needs to be I also say this to my clients like nobody
gives you like a gold medal for doing this cold turkey and without help like
we don’t have like an annual like addiction recovery like award ceremony
and we’re like and now for the the best person who did this cold turkey like
none of that stuff like who are you trying to impress just go get help from
a doctor alright nobody thinks you’re cool I’m sorry for the tough love okay
now aside from that nutrition nutrition is a big one too so you gotta understand
you’ve done a lot of damage to your body to your nervous system your brain and
things like that like eating healthy is going to help if you keep eating junk
food you’re going to prolong the withdrawal process okay remember like
natural foods like stuff that comes from the earth that’s not processed Whole
Foods these are going to help heal your body and they’re also going to heal your
mind if any of you saw my video I did the other day on the book review on
blank your brain that doctor dr. faith Harper please go check her out on
Instagram and her website and stuff because she is like a specialist when it
comes to natural remedies and these will greatly help you with withdrawal if not
just go google some stuff okay and lastly I’m gonna say movement exercise
being physical this is going to help as well okay so when I say this like go for
a walk every day get into a very very light
fitness class do things like yoga this is going to help regenerate muscle
tissue and it will also help to heal your jacked-up nervous system Yoga is
amazing for this okay or do some light aerobics go swimming do whatever you got
to do alright so these are three different ways to help speed up the
withdrawal process because I know you’re impatient I know you’re impatient so
when you just want to lay in bed and your aches and pains don’t get out get
moving see a doctor eat right and I guarantee
it will get better but like I said – just know that withdrawal never lasts
forever alright so anyways please please please
do me a favor in honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month like
please share this video share this video so people know that going through
withdrawal is just a very very small piece of time in order to live this
amazing life in recovery okay so please share this on social media
alright anyways that’s all the information I got for you today so if
you like this video please give it a thumbs up and if you are new here I’m
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withdrawal doesn’t last forever and I’ll see you next time

100 comments

  1. What's your experience with alcohol or drug withdrawal? How long did it last and what helped you?

  2. Some symptoms can stay for life time.. Most pissing of is restless leg syndrom after opioids withdrawal, and it cause slepnessnes..That's why is so difficult to quit opioids.. Its hard to, feel again " normal"

  3. For opiate withdrawal

    Over the counter: kratom, loperamide, DXM, and kava kava. Chills, flu symptoms, restless legs, and even insomnia can be controlled pretty well.

    Prescription: suboxone, methadone, zofran, clonidine

    Good luck!

  4. I have been under the care of a Neurosurgeon and my Pain Management doctor for many years due to many fractured vertebraes, slipped disks, scoliosis etc…I was a competitive gymnast and a Professional Freestyle Skier so chronic pain is my life sadly. I take over 100mg of Oxycodone a day and Fentanyl patches. This is not a choice, it is what I do to be able to live a semi normal life.
    A few weeks ago a doctor who knew I was on pain medications prescribed a weight loss medication called Contrave. The main ingredient is Naltrexone which is an Opioid Antagonist. Within the hour I was pooping my brains out, sweating through my clothes and in the most excruciating pain I have ever been in!! Every ounce of pain medicine in my system was gone. I was rushed to the ER where for 4 hours while I was thrashing around they gave me through an IV: Morphine, Dilaudid, fentanyl etc…just to get me back to where I could leave the ER. The diagnosis on the bill: OPIOID WITHDRAWAL! It was the most awful experience of my life. I almost passed out from the pain and the thrashing about. I’m blessed to have insurance but when Neurosurgeon provides paperwork for a Spinal Cord Stimulator pre-approval it is denied. We appeal and it is denied again…final answer. So instead of trying this least invasive procedure, the insurance company would prefer I keep doing what I’m doing but having a daily routine of opioids. To me that is so f**ked up! There is a huge problem yet these companies don’t even want to consider a possible solution to cutting down or getting off these drugs! So the quick withdrawal was the most terrifying, most intense and painful experience of my life!! People ask if I am going to sue the doctor who prescribed Contrave or my pharmacy that filled it (it should have been flagged as I am in there every month getting my pain meds filled) but the answer is no. They would most likely get a slap on the wrist. I’m so sorry for rambling on but this was my unintentional experience with opioid withdrawal. I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy!! Thank you for doing these videos! Hugs

  5. I took heroin from 13/30 I'm almost 34 I've stayed off smoking it but the .medication is harder than the actual heroin!!! I am in my 2nd week coming of methadone

  6. I'm from the UK and I'm doing by myself I got myself into the mess I'll have to get myself out of it!!! If I die from the withdrawal I die I'm not taking there meds any longer!!!

  7. I'm RH bloodline a redhead I buzz off pain the first week was hell!! How can you get a partner to understand what your going through I'm trying to ride it out but she JUST wants me helping around the house!! I'm very weak I can't help at the moment!!

  8. I was on 15mls of methadone I got sick of going to see my drugs worker I haven't touched heroin for 4years so why keep me in methadone for so long!!! And the answer is they wanna kill you off quicker!!! I just swopped heroin for cannabis it does help

  9. And I was born on good Friday and my only brother was born on Christmas day I have a bigger purpose

  10. I wish you'd invite me in to expose what's going on to those of us who are legit chronic pain patients. We NEED TO EXPOSE WHAT THE SYSTEM IS DOING TO PEOPLE LIKE ME. PLLLLEASE LET ME BLOW YHE LID OFF THIS MY FRIEND. EMAIL ME @
    [email protected]
    Pllllllease.

  11. I’ve kicked adderall Xanax and opiates all at different times and the same time. Definitely some of the worst feelings I’ve had in my life. Adderall was actually really similar to Xanax withdrawals just not as bad. Definitely had some physical symptoms from it. Xanax was the worst by itself but it was pretty short considering. About a week of hell and a couple weeks of insomnia but yeah a month or 2 of crazy anxiety. I’m going through suboxone withdrawals right now. Been 7 days and it’s pretty bad. It’s manageable but very hard. Came off 4mgs. Definitely last really long. Nowhere near as bad as coming off them all at the same time. Hopefully things get better soon.

  12. I used kratom to stop withdrawals completely, and continue to use kratom which keeps all cravings away. Been clean 2 years now thanks to kratom

  13. So my question is what about people like myself who have a Degenerative Disc Disease and spinal stenosis moderate S Curvature in my Lumbar spine Right Facet joint syndrome, and who have NO choice but to be dependent on Opiates as well I can't take Suboxone or Methadone or Bupinorphine due to a severe allergies to a ingredient in all three of those Medicine's. Why are people like me being put into this narrow minded bullshit ? EVERYONE NEEDS TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND LOOK AT ALL OF THOSE PATIENTS WHO HAVE TO DEPEND ON THE OPIATES AND THOSE WHO HAVEN'T BEEN DOUBLE DOCTORING AND ARE OBEYING THE LAWS SURROUNDING OPIATES AND HAVE SOME EMPATHY FOR THEM SO THEY / MYSELF DON'T HAVE TO LIVE IN FEAR OF LOSING THE ONE THING THAT MAKES US A FUNCTIONAL PRODUCTIVE CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF SOCIETY! I dreaded the day I would have to surrender to opiates because I knew full well of all the pro's and con's that come with being on a opiate. I tried everything under the sun to avoid ever being prescribed opiates . Unfortunately the day came when I almost lost my life due to the excessive amount of Pain I was in and how it was taking a huge toll on my heart. Believe it or not but my pain caused me to have a heart attack when I was only 24yrs old. So my question is again WHAT ABOUT US????

  14. I know this is an old video (and you may have already done this), but you should consider doing research on benzo withdrawals, because IMO (and I've been through heroin/sub/alcohol withdrawal), NOTHING compares to the hell that is benzo wd. For me, I was cut cold turkey without any option of tapering, went through the worst hell for at least 3 months until I started seizing and attempted suicide because I couldn't handle the withdrawal anymore. So it would be interesting to hear you talk specifically about benzos. (After all, they are just alcohol in pill form – except worse.)

  15. Feels like forever and also weaning and substitutes you can trick your addictive body works. Been there especially after losing my son was worst time and later many other sad, bad effects happened. Yes, the body feel like a big ass vibrator and heart pounding as you lay to go to sleep when pill level that put you to sleep or as I say extended pass out from meds. No street drugs for me. Benadryl, gravol, tylenol w/coiene, benzo's, etc was my love and sleep pills, just whatever to sleep or I wouldn't I do have to take 1 benzo for nerve damage or I know well I will get seizures, drugs seems great until they start kicking your ass.Withdrawl, more like start pulling a quarer or so off the corners, more and more in time and it works, but time consuming, sleep more to avoid a dose/s, no proper way and is ultimately us/you. Stomach yes, ranidadine the 150mg 2 = day for acid reflux, sleep is fully chemically induced not natural , like what the hell was, what is wrong with me? I successfully kicked valium, xanax and ativan/lorazepam out for good now being over 7 years and will not touch to resist any relapses, my journey that is yet not done, but good luck to all of us

  16. Yeah, help from a doctor. I am going cold turkey right now and seen two different GP`s. I told them what was I using and for how long, both of them have me no prescription for an anxiety drug (even advised nothing about this issue) and just wrote me a refferal to detox center. Thank you very much for no help (btw: codeine withdrawal, thankfully Loparemide is OTC drug).

  17. I have been going go withdrawal for almost 2 years now. Ever since u used to do MDMA took way to much than later caught way to many anxiety restless sleep trumors shaking in the body brain feelsl like its ant to pop futtering in the body and brain and also took lexapro medication for a go two weeks and half weeks 5mg i stop and did cold turkey cause i thought that medication was killing me. I felt like i had vertigo, imbalance in the body and brain… than i took another medication for it to slow down the process.. i felt like it didnt work so i stop taking it. But from this day on i feel like i just got relapse in the body where i can feel shaking. Do you have any idead of sudjection what i can do and since u said withddawl symtom dont last for long i dont want it to stay inside ofmy body forever as i get older

  18. I think the reason people go cold turkey is less about ego, and more about not having the funds or ability to seek out proper and preferred treatment methods. Gold medals may not be handed out, but saving racks AND RACKS of cash by skipping treatment may, at least, be a glimmer of positivity in a dark situation.

  19. I'm from Philippines. I stopped using all exactly 4 years from now. I used meth, cocaine, heroin, liquid ecstasy, ecstasy & smoking for 5 years. I stopped because I realized that all the one I love is gone. I stopped right away. I still remember the feeling. It's like I'm going crazy. I'm crying all the time. I experienced muscle pains, severe headache & insomnia. It's really hard. I suffered anxiety. Good thing is my bestfriend is there to support me. She never leave me. It's important you have someone to talk to and a support system. I now stop all. It's been 4 years even alcohol I stop drinking since then.

  20. My prayers to my God helped me immensely. People gonna think it’s bullshit but every time I begged him to ease my pain within minutes I felt better each time, by the 3rd day I was good and forth day I was up and running.

  21. "Drug withdrawal" do you realise how retarded that sounds
    ..wtf is drug withdrawal..alcohol is nothing like opiate withdrawal..
    Please stop making videos

  22. I am trying to withdraw from heavy coffee consumption for years and I keep failing. My main reason for relapsing to it is multiple sclerosis which causes me pain, depression , numbness, sleepiness and a host of unbelievable number of symptoms. Coffee doesn't make them go away but it helps a bit to at least leave the bed and become motivated enough to move from one room to another. Thing is along with the MS drugs I am taking coffee had a taxing effect on my stomach e.t.c and I need to terminate this addiction or at least contain it to say just 1 cup of coffee / day (although medically for my stomach I should abstain 100% from it). Along with Coffee often times I was consuming monster energy drinks e.t.c. That's how I found myself in this video but you don't give any advice on how to deal with Coffee withdrawal. I had also used some modafinil in the past but that wasn't good. Made my urine smell and totally destroyed my circadian sleep patterns. Do you have any suggestions on this ?

  23. generally short acting substances( 30 mins to 4 or 5 hours) will have shorter withdrawals , and longer acting substances (14-24 hours+ before effect is totally gone) will have either longer or much longer WDs.

  24. I'm a nurse and I work with recovering addicts. The thing that bothers me the most is how long they take Suboxone and Methadone. I have patients that have been taking those for years! And it's not by their choice doctors are prescribing them to our patients. So we expreince many relapses on cocaine and heroin. I think that is insane I don't feel they are getting better only worse.

  25. Loved this vid3o im gna get clean for evr the come down is thw worst filling ever sad and alon3

  26. I really want to get into politics and activism. I have a temperament, and I want to wield this sword so it cuts the right way

  27. If your taking morphine for back pain how long will it take to detox off it and will the pain get better with time????

  28. Anyone withdrawal from edibles? I had one and 4 days later feel much better but still light headed and tired.

  29. My girl is going through withdrawls rn and thank to this video I now have an idea on how to help her I'll take ur advice

  30. To anybody reading the comments for tips. Tonic water helps for the restless leg part. Read the label and make sure it has quinine in it, that’s what you’re looking for drink a lot of it. Also Red Bali Kratom helped me off of opiates all around. I went from percs and tar to subs opannas all the shit for about 15 years straight so I know the hell you go through but you bounce back and feel unstoppable if you quit and see it through. If you use Kratom to get off just know that you have to be ready in your head to really quit. It works on some of your opiate receptors but it’s still not going to be fun coming off of anything hard. But a week in and that Kratom becomes your best friend. I took a couple Gabapentin through it all and tried to mix it up so not to build tolerance and it helped some. Be weary trying anything like tianeptine for withdrawal because that shit comes with its own withdrawal and it’s a beast like one you have not known yet. To me it was worse than dope withdrawals. I think it’s awesome for someone who isn’t an addict and has severe depression but to anyone like me who does shit in excess I warn you to go another way.

  31. My loved one is addicted to cocaine and we've been trying and trying to help him thru it by asking hin to seek professional help. His personality has changed so much, will his personality return after he quits?

  32. Plz help me nd suggest me actually im taking opium last 4 year nd now i want to rehab nd im taking bupropion 0.5 last 1 week. But im sleepless shaking head at night so plz tell me how days i sleep properly ?

  33. I have abused raw opium for 2 years and then I quit cold turkey for 8 months then I started again but this time twice a week, but I think I am hooked again, can someone explain if I will feel full blown withdrawal or will it be little light on me

  34. I'm on 6 Percocet a day for the past 10 years never abused them. Now my PM Dr wants to take me of them. Will I go thru bad withdraws if I taper down. He wants me to take one pill less every two weeks.

  35. A small part of it is gonna stay with you forever when if you've been on something for 10 or 15 years and that's after you get through the worst which can last for months.

  36. Been taking Ritalin since I was a kid, and eventually now I’m 37, and came off it without doctors as I had a few strange episodes now I feel so relaxed but at the same time get outbursts of rage, anger, frustration, anxiety and low self esteem.

  37. I’ve relapsed about four times and each time they get easier and that’s because I do some research on how to fast process, one of the ways is to detox and drink nothing but water for three days in those three days also just take 1 teaspoon of Blackseed oil in the morning and one cup of Essiac tea,1 tablespoon of baking soda and Irish Sea moss , The Irish sea moss has 95 out of 105 minerals that your body needs
    Ihope that helps someone and just know it gets better so keep pushing!
    Thx for the vid

  38. Thanks for this awesome video. This really motivates me stay clean. I still suffer PAWS once in awhile that lasts a minute to several hours and I keep fighting for it! Only been cleaned for 3 months after 12 years of opiates abused includes Heroin/Oxycontin. My first rehab did 7 days detox, and one month therapy. Thanks for the detox facility was in. I know it was though for the first 36 hours as I had to suffer withdrawal in order for Suboxone to work.

  39. Hi bro! I like your video! But the part of the Yoga, better keep this stuff away! Its demonic and may make things go worse!

  40. Ty man lil bit of time for a big time of a great life I messed up now for 2 and a half weeks I hope it don’t last long I know it won’t be like before as bad but I know 3 days I’m not going to me able to sleep I just don’t want restlessness

  41. The best eay to detox is rapid. 1 sub a day for 4 days, its best because ITS MORE COMFORTABLE despite the logic. U take multiple subs a day or for weeks u just exhange ur DOC for a sub addiction. First few days suck but subs help, then ur just mostly cold n aching til day 10, then each day u feel better sooner in the day until u wake up feeling okay around day 14. Day 10-14 id have symptoms until 8pm then feel alright, the next day symptoms until 5pm next day 3pm then around day 14 15 16 id wake up feeling alright. The worst part of itnis when ur at day 5 and u have had enough of the symptoms n u tell urself it will end it has to eventually. thats the hump, rhe mid point, push through that and day 10 to 14 u see it ending, the light at the end of the tunnel. This experience only with 1 sub a day for 4 days. But it was faaar more comfortable than 3 subs a day for 2 weeks, whenni did it that way i just cut cold turkey from sub addiction instead of dope. After 2 weeks of weining the subs down the 2nd day without taking any i fully withdrawaled for days. Do it the quick way its not only faater its more comfortable

  42. Been clean for less than a week, was a really heavy cocaine user for 3-4 years, in the last few months I was doing around 3G a week. The withdrawal has been brutal. Constantly exhausted but unable to sleep, paranoid, depressed and easily driven to rage. But getting there day by day and I have no intention of throwing in the towel.

  43. I take painkillers do to my illness I have sickle cell and been on that stuff for years and when I run out I go through withdrawals and I hate it I don’t sleep I’m shaking all that good but I wanna get hell but how with my illnesses where I’m in pain almost every day so this is a rough time for me sad even I say

  44. I have been taking pain killers for 10 years on and off. I had alot of pain. I was taking 4 a day to almost 15 a day it was disgusting. One day I felt sick and found out I was pregnant. I prayed to god to help me and I went from that many to nothing. The first day I took one. And slept really good. Day 2 was horrible. I'm on day 4 and I'm happy. I know my baby will thank me one day because his life is more important than these stupid pills. I never thought I could get off and I finally did. Yes I'm in pain and everyday it gets a little easier. Have faith and keep pushing.

  45. Bro I really gotta say. I have never seen a video a liked a person by just watching one of their videos u look like a really cool guy. What state u live I’m in Wisconsin

  46. Jesus Christ I had to mute the sound after 45 seconds. Your voice and deep heavy breathing is beyond obnoxious and repulsive. Go hit the treadmill and start making videos about diabetes, high blood pressure, gastric bypass surgery, or just plain obesity. You know? Something actually relevant to your life. Cya later Chubbs Mckenzie!

  47. 11:44 SWWWAAAAHHHHHHH…. Jesus man how fat can you get? If that's what it sounds like when all you're doing is moving your arms around and causes you to be SO winded?

  48. I'm 10 days into my jump off point for Methadone chronic pain medication. And for some reason today my stomach started hurting. I get really severe phantom limb pain, which is killing me right now. My question is if i took one dose to finally sleep & not be in pain. Should that effect my detox time I've already done. Like will I have to start the days over?

  49. Pffffttt I know you never even called this before but you're a lightweight you don't understand what it's really like to be hooked on things

  50. I wish i would have never started. Screw all those people promoting drugs. I grew up thinking it would be cool to party hard 24/7. Now i realize those user were just trying to bring everyone down to their level to justify it. Such a vicious cycle.

  51. Some one give this guy a fuckin Nobel peace prize.. dude you are fuckin real real real as fuck… Quit whining you pussies.. withdrawal is only a week or two.. and you will get your life back

  52. Ok I just found out I’m pregnant 6 weeks and I been taking pain medicine for a long time and I’m going through it hard at night I can’t sleep and my face just feels like it burns I don’t know if they would give me anything for it. What do you think?

  53. Thank you. I needed encouragement! You gave it. Only 10 days with tramadol for some oral surgery and Wowzer. Now I know why rehabilitation centers are so important. I had no idea how horrible withdrawals would be from a drug for taking for such a short period of time. Praying CBD research helps give us more alternatives to these nasty drugs.

  54. I am going to try to do this on my own. Ten years ago I had surgery, and of course got said meds, then the usual, needed more and more and more for the same reaction. I won't even go into how much I am spending monthly buying this shit. This is going to be the scariest thing ever. I am going to try to taper, but am worried about a heart attack or seizures. I am alone, so I cannot go into a rehab facility as I have animals dependent on me. Does anyone out there now of something natural that I can take for high blood pressure? Good luck to anyone out there struggling with this stuff.

  55. Typically short acting opiate withdrawals last between 7-14 days. Long acting drug use withdrawal can take a month of more. Post acute withdrawal symptons are a different demon and can last a year or more-some think p.a.w.s. is not experienced by everyone. The important thing to remember is that every minute your not using-you're brain is healing or at least starting to heal. And when you get over the hump of the most intense withdrawal symptoms-it will get better everyday that passes.
    The bad thing with opiate withdrawal is they typically come in waves. You'll feel better one day but maybe have the next day be worse than it was the day before…then youll have a couple good days but then a bad day….it will even out and thats just the brains process of rebalancing chemicals that have been totally thrown off by using opiates long term.
    Dont use the rationalization that "oh i can use once cuz i need relief…it cant hurt that much" because in terms of lettin the brain heal and balance- putting that opiate back in the mix can often set it back to the 4 or 5 days clean you have to day 1. You have to just let your brain and system reboot and no chemical can speed that. Good food, at least some activity physically and any activity that keeps your mind off symptoms is essential, and sleep are your best tools that are basically free. If you cant sleep after days, then id get something for sleep from the dr…and use it very sparingly. Good luck to all. Its never too late.

  56. If you've been using opioids for over 10 years solid then your brain chemistry has been permanently altered and you will feel like shit the rest of your life without the use of a maintenance med ie Suboxone/methadone.

  57. Withdrawal I the one thing that keeps me from going for it. Been on something for ten years and psychological withdrawal is so horrific. It's beyond indescribable.

  58. 1st day cold turkey from 2mg methadone. I started 6 yrs ago @40mg. I am sick of the clinic and just want to be done but I am terrified of withdrawal. I am on vacation from work for a week and decided today would be the day I quit. I pray God shows me mercy and I quit for good. Thanks for this video and thanks to all that comment. I’m not alone

  59. Wish me luck ..cold turkey. I've done it b4. Let's see what happens. I have mentally prepared myself. Now all that matters is the physical part

  60. I stop smoking weed for 2 months and I still think of it daily, people say there’s no withdrawals with weed but honestly if you smoke every single damn day for 2 years and drop everything and stop you’ll experience withdrawals. There’s often times I even dream of weed or i day dream of having it.

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