Those suffering from heroin addiction know first-hand how powerful and alluring heroin can be. It creates a feeling of euphoria like few others but after only a short while, re-creating the same experience takes a lot more heroin and a lot more money. After more time goes by, the temporary state of elation heroin creates is long one and the primary reason people use heroin is to prevent painful withdrawal symptoms that come from being dependent on heroin.
Heroin withdrawal isn’t pretty. Rarely is withdrawal from opiates or heroin fatal but having experienced it personally, it’s one of the most horrifying existential experiences the mind and body can go through. One of our heroin addiction & recovery discussion forum members sent us a message explaining their experience related to heroin withdrawal symptoms. Their experience is below.