Alcohol withdrawal is one of the deadliest forms of drug withdrawal. Over time, the body becomes physically dependent on it, which means a person loses the ability to function normally without it. Therefore, many alcoholics experience tremors when they stop drinking. This is just one symptom; the real dangers are not so obvious.
Alcohol withdrawal has a high risk of triggering seizures. Even if a person feels ok, their brain may be struggling to function without alcohol. A seizure can come on suddenly without any warning or signs, so it is very important to ask a doctor before quitting drinking. Even if they try to taper off alcohol, they are still at risk for seizures.
In a detox center, doctor’s use controlled tapers to efficiently bring someone off alcohol and end dependence.
Doctors and professionals usually agree that an alcoholic should not try to stop cold turkey.
We at Multi Concept Recovery understand alcoholism and have years of experience helping alcoholics find recovery.
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