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how long does it take to get over alcohol withdrawal

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
With help of doctor: I don't know how far along you are in your recovery from alcohol abuse, or if you've just stopped drinking. In the immediate withdrawal period, you m ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends,: If you are an inpatient receiving detox medication your symptoms could be decreased considerably within hours. If you are drinking heavily and stop su ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
2-7 days: Alcohol withdrawal may start as early as the day following your drink, but usually bad withdrawal, called dts (delirium tremens) takes to 2-7 days to ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
1 week, maybe more: Acute withdrawal (12-48hrs after last drink) includes tremors, sweating, & seizures. Alcoholic hallucinosis (24-72hrs after last drink) includes audit ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
That depends on a: Number of factors including how much and how long you have been drinking, your underlying health and others. However, alcohol withdrawal can kill! d ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Protracted withdrawal may be lethal.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience in Psychiatry
This can be serious: Alcohol withdrawal can be serious. In some cases there can be hallucinations, shaking, seizures and it can even be life threatening. So it is good ide ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
See below: Two to three days is usual. After dts , it can take up to seven to ten days to recover.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience in Neurology
Alcohol withdrawal: Acute use of alcohol in excess usually causes symptoms for no more than 24 hours, and they are worst the morning after. With chronic alcohol use, to ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Forest
25 years experience in Psychiatry
It varies: It really depends on your body weight, rate of metabolism, if you ate when you drunk, and on the amount and type of alcohol. It also depends on your ... Read More

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