People who drink heavily over an extended period of time develop a tolerance to alcohol. When this happens they have to drink more to feel alcohol’s effects.
Eventually, someone with a tolerance to alcohol can become dependent on it. This means they have to drink to prevent withdrawal. The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be intense and even deadly.
There are multiple treatments for alcohol addiction that can help users safely and comfortably quit drinking.
Symptoms of withdrawal can be psychological and physical. How much, how often and for how long someone consumed alcohol impacts their withdrawal symptoms. People who drink often and a lot experience the most extreme withdrawal symptoms.v
Common symptoms include:
FIRST 12 HOURS:
Heavy drinkers experience tremors a few hours after their last drink. Symptoms during the first 12 hours include sweating, irritability, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting and insomnia.
Symptoms peak 24 to 48 hours after the last drink. Symptoms are most severe and may include seizures, night terrors, hallucinations and panic attacks.
Ongoing feelings of nervousness, shakiness and mood swings can last up to a week after the last drink. Delirium tremens may occur during this time as well.
After detox, some former heavy drinkers experience longer-lasting effects of withdrawal. Symptoms are mostly psychological. They may include mood swings, anxiety, irritability, changing levels of energy and trouble sleeping. These symptoms come in waves and can last for months after the last drink.
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