There is no getting around it, heroin withdrawal can be very difficult, maybe not as difficult as Chinese Trigonometry, but it is difficult.
Is Heroin Withdrawal Dangerous?
One of the more counter-productive behaviors a heroin addict could partake in during detox would be to consume a psychostimulant, such as cocaine or methamphetamine. It’s dangerous because heroin withdrawal is caused by a hyperactive Central Nervous System. Adding stimulants into the equation, only exacerbates the symptoms. The potential hazard of psychostimulant administration during withdrawal is an increased risk of Tonic-Clonic seizures, which can kill you..
Is Heroin Withdrawal Life-Threatening?
Just about everyone knows that heroin use is addicting, and its repeated use leads to withdrawal symptoms that are typically very uncomfortable. Consequently, a heroin addict in the throes of heroin withdrawal syndrome, may think they are going to die, but in truth, they’re much more likely to be killed from using heroin.
Can you die from heroin withdrawal?
Withdrawing from heroin is rarely, if ever, life threatening, especially if the individual in question is in good health. What’s more…if heroin detox is properly conducted, it’s a fairly safe undertaking. On the other hand, heroin withdrawal may complicate an existing medical condition, such as dysentery or norovirus.
Heroin Withdrawal Deaths
We know that immediately after heroin withdrawal symptoms disappear, the addict’s tolerance to heroin will drop off significantly. Therefore, the major health hazard related to heroin withdrawal, is the risk of heroin overdose. This is a type of opioid poisoning that results in respiratory depression and/or failure.
A relapse soon after heroin detoxification is potentially life threatening, because the addict no longer knows, with any certainty, what dose is safe. Even a tiny heroin overdose can kill you.
How can heroin kill you
If the person administers too much heroin, the brain forgets to tell the body to breath, which deprives the brain of oxygen and eventually kills brain cells. The possible consequences of which are brain damage, coma or death.