Obviously different kinds of recreational drugs have different consequences when you suddenly are forced to stop using them but I’m curious about something. Under what circumstances would that sudden withdrawal be medically dangerous? What drugs or combinations thereof produce the most life threatening withdrawal symptoms? Assume that you have good nursing care keeping you clean, fed and hydrated but you can’t even get an aspirin for the pounding in your head.
I’m given to understand that barbiturate withdrawal can be spectacularly unpleasant.
FWIW, this thought was provoked by a bit of fiction I recently read where this kind of forced drug withdrawal was presented as a viable and legal means of police interrogation in post WWII Southern California.