Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
Symptoms of withdrawal can be and usually are both physical and psychological. The user’s history with alcohol (how much, how long and how often) impacts their withdrawal symptoms. People that are the heaviest drinkers will experience the most extreme withdrawal symptoms.
Common symptoms include:
Nausea and vomiting
Rapid heart rate
Changes in body temperature
Delirium tremens is a very severe form of alcohol withdrawal that causes tremors, confusion, and hallucinations.
Delirium tremens is most common in heavy drinkers, or people who drink the equivalent of one pint of liquor every day formanyl months.
Delirium tremens are life-threatening. It can cause fatal injuries and heart problems from sudden seizures. Seizures may occur 12 to two days after stopping drinking. On average, 1 out of every 20 heavy drinkers who experience withdrawal will suffer from delirium tremens.