chemically a few days to few weeks. from there it can be mental. best to ween off slowly off opiates see an MD. The ONLY WAY to stop abusing drugs (ex addict 24 yrs clean) is to say enough is enough quit and mean it. only you can do that. not a vacation spa claiming it can help. they don't work
I think it depends on which drug the person is using, how much and how long. I think the physical part is over fairly quickly: like a few days but the mental part (craving the drug) continues longer. If a person is withdrawing from narcotics it's just miserable but if they are withdrawing from barbiturates or drugs like Valium they may need medical assistance because they could go into convulsions or even die.
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Depends on the drug for sure. The really bad symptoms can last two weeks to a month.opiate withdrawal is the worst, I have been through it. all the advice given to you by that last two people is very good. believe it or not, excercise helps with symptoms. use Advil pm to help you sleep at night. it isn't good for you but eating also gives you good feeling endorphins that will take your mind off things. stay strong and don't give in to temptation.