A 39-year-old female asked:
If a person drinks typical bottle of alcohol a day for several years and stops drinking for two days, when would withdrawal start? can they die?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 26 years experience
48 to 72 hours: The operson may show severe withdrawal symptoms within 48 hours to 72 hours. These may include severe shaking and even seizures, which could cause life threatening problems. I would not advise abrupt discontinuation of alcohol. Please have this person see a physician for proper treatment.
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Last updated Mar 31, 2016
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