What are the symptoms of heroin addiction withdrawal?

Heroin addiction withdrawal symptoms. Is Goosebumps part of it?

Heroin is an opiate, derived from the opium poppy. Oxycontin is an example of an opioid, a synthetic molecule similar to an opiate. Opiate and opioid withdrawal have similar withdrawal symptoms.

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Opiates

Heroin is an opiate. Like many other opiates, heroin withdrawal can be life-threatening if not monitored by medical professionals.

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Heroin

Heroin, with street names Dragon, Dope, Tar, Black tar, Junk, Smack, Brown sugar, or China white, is a highly addictive drug sold on the street.

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Heroin Addiction

People can become addicted to heroin. Heroin addiction is difficult to recover from, for withdrawal is unpleasant and difficult to manage alone.

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Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin withdrawal can be very dangerous if not managed by healthcare professionals or by drug detox or rehab centers.


"Goosebumps" has a medical name : piloerection.

Piloerection is indeed one of the withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin abuse withdrawal. Other common withdrawl symptoms for heroin (and other opiates, and most opioids) are:

  • muscle aches (myalgias)
  • abdominal pain/cramps anxiety
  • diarrhea
  • excessive tearing of the eyes (lacrimaton)
  • runny nose (rinorrhea)
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