daily for 2 years, but at the time knew nothing about GHB
but now wishes she had. SWIM became a regular GHB user in 2001 and was a heavy daily user for about 6 months.
Comparing the withdrawals is like comparing panadol and morphine
For SWIM Heroin withdrawals were hell on earth, and if there was even a slight chance that taking another substance could lessen the degree of torment then SWIM would have done it in a second, no questions asked!
For SWIM GHB withdrawal
was a piece of cake. Unless there was heavy use for more than a couple of weeks then no withdrawal symptoms were noticed. With prolonged use withdrawal lasted a day which SWIM spent mostly sleeping (without any trouble). Apart from being tired SWIM also had anxiety and felt a bit shakey but these were very subtle symptoms and over all it was easier than having the flu.
I have read the GHB crosses the blood brain barrier like opiates
do so it would be fair to say that it would give some relief to one going through heroin withdrawal. And in theory, the pleasurable effects of GHB would certainly counteract or disguise some of the symptoms of withdrawal from any drug