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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?

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Dr. William Conner answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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.

Answered Mar 31, 2016

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