Addiction Forum Question

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HopetrackerA3 A Mom From FL

Can my son die from heroin withdrawal?

I’ve heard that heroin withdrawals are deadly if the user attempts to do it on their own. My son believes that he can quit cold turkey, but I’m scared that he may become suicidal. Would it be safer if my son took Suboxone to help him comfortably detox or would that just prolong the withdrawal process?
Olivia K Opiate withdrawal is typically not life-threatening, however, they can get very sick. It is always better to err on the side of caution and send him to detox. Any form of detox should be done under medical supervision.