a typical withdrawal indicator which manifests after cessation or lessening of prolonged, significant opioid intake. At least three of the following are necessary for a DSM-lV-TR diagnosis of opioid withdrawal: (i) muscle aches- (ii) vomiting or nausea (iii) dysphoric moods- (iv) rhinorrhea or lacrimation- (v) dilation of the pupils, piloerection, or perspiring- (vi) diarrhea- (vii) yawning- (viii) fever- (ix) trouble falling/staying asleep

OPIOID WITHDRAWAL: "Opioid withdrawal can be made much easier when enrolled in treatment programs where drugs such as methadone are prescribed in regular, controlled doses."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OPIOID WITHDRAWAL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/opioid-withdrawal/ (accessed May 10, 2021).