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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Learn more about common alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

Those suffering from alcohol withdrawal might experience a variety of symptoms, ranging from minor to severe. The severity of an individual’s symptoms is determined by how much alcohol they consume and how long they have been ingesting it.  At Inspiration Health Addiction Treatment Center (IHAT) our Doctors and Nurse Practitioners are highly skilled at managing alcohol withdrawal symptoms so that we can make our clients recovery as seamless as possible.  

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome signs and symptoms often appear anywhere from six hours to a number of days after a person with an alcohol use disorder has their last drink. Listed below are some of the most common:

  • tremors
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • an increased heart rate
  • sweating
  • irritability
  • confusion
  • insomnia
  • nightmares
  • high blood pressure

The most severe type of withdrawal is medically known as delirium tremens and commonly referred to as the (DT’s). DT’s often include some but can include all of the following conditions:

  • Severe confusion
  • Severe agitation
  • Fever
  • seizures
  • tactile hallucinations, (describes a sense of itching, burning, or
  • numbness that is not actually occurring)
  • auditory hallucinations, (hearing sounds that do not exist)
  • visual hallucinations, (seeing images that do not exist)

If you have severe Alcohol Withdrawal symptoms listed above, it is a medical emergency. You should call 911 emergency or go directly the emergency department of the nearest hospital to you.