A 37-year-old member asked:
what withdrawal symptoms are more extreme - in heroin, crack cocaine or alcohol, in order?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Too subjective to do: People's reports of 'withdrawal' vs. Objective measurements (vital signs) - what a mess.
Heroin withdrawal is very painful/achy and people hate it- but it doesn't 'kill'. Yet a sudden withdrawal from alcohol could cause memory loss and seizures - far worse in my opinion. Depending on what you call extreme, i would say alcohol !
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Last updated May 23, 2018
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