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Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcoholics who stop drinking will suffer severe and possibly life threatening withdrawal symptoms. It will affect the addict mentally and physically. If your addiction is severe you should consider professional detox.

Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome can appear anywhere from 1-24 hours after initial consumption. Furthermore, it can lead to feelings such as tremors, vomiting, sweating, nausea and in extreme cases, hallucinations.

Additional Withdrawal Mental Impacts 

Alcohol Dementia impacts between 50-70% of alcoholics and involves the deterioration of intellectual aptitude and cognitive thinking. Depression is a social state that correlates to alcohol abuse. The depressant feeling is very prevalent after the initial endorphins of alcohol wear off.

“Jealousy is a symptom of over consumption of alcohol in which paranoia and feelings of inferiority and sexual insecurity set in. Other symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are anxiety, panic disorder and even suicide.”

Professionals at rehab facilities are trained to deal with the symptoms and effects of alcohol withdrawal. If the addiction has gotten to a point where the symptoms of withdrawal are deadly than it is recommended to seek addiction treatment.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

The symptoms of withdrawal can range person to person. Alcohol cravings, an increased tolerance and mental dependencies on the drug can all become prevalent in an addict. 

Changes to the central nervous system undergo within a addict’s body when there are signs of overconsumption of alcohol.

Over consumption of alcohol will cause a rapid decrease in brain functionality and the deterioration of brain cells. As a result, the decrease in brain functionality is often responsible for feelings of depression, loss in alertness and reaction time and finally impaired vision. Long term effects of alcohol can be damaging to a person’s health. Especially alcohol poisoning which can lead to severe liver and heart damage while also permanently damaging to nerve and muscle cells.

Once a person become addicted to alcohol, they have feelings of weakness (both mentally and physical) along with sweating, hyperreflexia, and trembling during the withdrawal period. In more serious cases of deprivation alcoholics may experience fainting and hallucinations.