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What is the probability of dying from withdrawal from alcohol from going "cold turkey"?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Low but seizure: Depending on the amount and duration of use, withdrawal from alcohol can be dangerous because there is a possibilty of seizure. Irritability, tremors, anxiety, nausea, sweating/dizziness, agitation, insomnia, headaches are common early withdrawal symptoms. I would consult your doc for medical advice on how to safely cut-down and stop alcohol. It's a good sign that you are asking! good luck.

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