Alcohol Abstinence Syndrome Overview
Another name for Alcohol Abstinence Syndrome is Alcohol Withdrawal.
What is alcohol withdrawal?
A person with alcohol withdrawal has suddenly stopped drinking alcohol after drinking regularly for a prolonged time. Alcohol withdrawal occurs within 12 to 72 hours after drinking has stopped, and symptoms can last for 2 to 10 days.
What are the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal?
Common symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include anxiety, insomnia, nausea, anorexia, restlessness, and tremors. Symptoms of worsening alcohol withdrawal include vomiting, confusion, and hallucinations.
How does the doctor treat alcohol withdrawal?
Treatment for alcohol withdrawal includes fluids, B vitamins, and medications to control anxiety and reduce alcohol craving. Medications may be required to lower blood pressure in those with alcohol withdrawal.
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