A 41-year-old member asked:
Could i be confusing alcohol withdrawal with anxiety?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Yes: Alcohol withdrawal results in increased anxiety. If you are drinking enough to get withdrawal, then you are drinking far too much. The next step after experiencing significant withdrawal may be a seizure or the development of delirium tremens (dt's). Seek help now to safely stop drinking, and get the additional help you need to stay stopped.
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Addiction Medicine 39 years experience
It is more likely...: That you are confusing anxiety with withdrawal. Many alcoholics describe a feeling of anxiety or uneasiness when they are about to have an urge or a craving to drink. This represents psychological, rather than physical, withdrawal symptoms.
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Last updated Oct 31, 2013
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