Understanding Opiate Withdrawal.
The exact duration of an opiate withdrawal depends largely on the individual. The average daily dose, the length of the addiction, and the client’s overall health can all play a role. In general, however, the process will last six to seven days.
People who go through withdrawal over and over should be treated with long-term methadone or buprenorphine maintenance.
Withdrawal symptoms may begin to appear within 10 hours of the last dose. Clients who take long-acting prescription opioids, on the other hand, may see withdrawal symptoms around 20–24 hours into the detox.
Buprenorphine (Subutex) treats withdrawal from opiates, and it can shorten the length of detox. It may also be used for long-term maintenance, like methadone. Buprenorphine may be combined with Naloxone (Bunavail, Suboxone, Zubsolv), which helps prevent dependence and misuse.
What Happens After Withdrawal Ends.