What do drug withdrawals feel like?

Do they feel fine or do they hurt or feel bad in ANY way, emotionally or anything? On a scale from 1-10?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
    Favourite answer

    Depends on the drug.  Different drugs result in different withdrawal symptoms.  Heroin and alcohol, for example, feel like you're gonna die (actually make you WANT to, in fact) while most other things are milder.  Cocaine just leaves you really thinking about how fun it would be, and wanting to get back to it.  It's the act of will to ignore that which makes it unpleasant.  Basically, there are psychological dependencies and physical dependencies.  The opiates and alcohol are physical, and their withdrawals can be so bad they'll kill you.  Cocaine and marijuana are psychological, and what you feel really depends on your own psychology...but in general they're never as painful as the physical-addictions.

  • 2 months ago

    It depends on the particular drug

  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    ANY dopamine imbalance withdrawal feels like dying, or at least your brain tries to convince you that you are. 

    Different people experience different 'levels' of withdrawal.  Some get withdrawal from quitting sugars.   That was a breeze for this guy since this guy has been through opiate, alcohol,  nicotine and caffeine withdrawal. 

    It depends on the extent of the dopamine imbalance and on the person's brain physiology.   We don't all have the same brain;)

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