Understanding opiate withdrawal can be difficult if you’ve never personally dealt with or been impacted by addiction. People who are starting on the road to recovery usually want to know how long opiate withdrawal symptoms last. The truth is, it varies from person to person. In general, opioid withdrawal symptoms begin within 6-30 hours of last opioid use, depending on whether the drugs abused are fast or slow acting. The peak time for opiate withdrawal is 2 to 3 days into detox and taper off as the week goes on.1 To fully understand what helps when detoxing from opiates, it’s important to learn about the mechanisms of opioid addiction and how they affect the opioid detox process. We’re sharing some insight on how to cope with opiate withdrawal and the best way to detox from these drugs.