Steering away from alcohol or drugs comes with a lot of unpleasant symptoms. These symptoms vary in severity and depend on several factors. The drug you were addicted to plays the most important role, but personal factors such as genetics and metabolism also make a difference. When a person with an opioid addiction tries to stop smoking, they often experience severe withdrawal symptoms.
These abstinences usually cause so much pain that people return to using opioids to ease symptoms. For most people, it's impossible to stop abusing opioids without the help of an addiction doctor. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Addiction Professionals Association and its allies is a membership organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse and other addictions in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.