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Treatment for Alcohol Withdrawal


When a person with alcoholism stops drinking, withdrawal symptoms begin within 6 - 48 hours and peak about 24 - 35 hours after the last drink. During this period, the inhibition of brain activity caused by alcohol is abruptly reversed. Stress hormones are overproduced, and the central nervous system becomes overexcited. Common symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia

Additional symptoms may include:

  • Extremely aggressive behavior
  • Fever
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Chang...
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