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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Withdrawals From One Bottle Of Wine Per Night

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Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...Read more

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Will you have alcohol withdrawals from drinking 3 glasses of wine daily for 18 months and how severe will they be?

Will you have alcohol withdrawals from drinking 3 glasses of wine daily for 18 months and how severe will they be?

Daily Drinker: There is not any way to get you accurate and valid answers. But, what we do know is that you will do much better if you detox in a medical environment under the observation of medical staff and then get into a treatment program to learn about the disease of alcoholism and addiction. ...Read more

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Can a loved one die from alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Can a loved one die from alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Yes: Alcohol withdrawal is a medical emergency. If untreated, one can have dangerous heart rhythms, fast respirations, fevers, hallucinations, and seizures. ...Read more

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Is it possible I have alcohol withdrawal after drinking for only one week?

Not Likely: It takes time to develop the tolerance that would lead to a withdrawal event. I would excpect this to take several weeks of continuous daily alcohol intake. ...Read more

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How can one get over severe insomnia from alcohol withdrawal?

How can one get over severe insomnia from alcohol withdrawal?

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 may well need some medications to deal with symptoms -- and i would recommend working with your doctor on this. If you are farther out in your recovery, you may need evaluation for other co-occurring conditions like depression. Psychiatrist can help. ...Read more

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Can having 2 beers a night cause alcohol withdrawal if trying to quit?

Can having 2 beers a night cause alcohol withdrawal if trying to quit?

Psychological depend: No psysical but you are in the habit of having two &ay miss it when you quit paychologically ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel alcohol withdrawals everyday if i typically only drink 4-6 beers a night during the week and 10+ fri-sun?

Is it possible to feel alcohol withdrawals everyday if i typically only drink 4-6 beers a night during the week and 10+ fri-sun?

Yes you can feel it: Often an alcoholic will try to drink several times a day because withdrawal symptoms can develop as early as 6-8 hours after the last drink. A sign of alcoholism is called "eye-opener" drink--meaning upon waking the person needs a drink right away to actually get going because the symptoms of withdrawal starts to kick in. I suggest cutting down on your drinking and consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is .5 or 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) ok for minor alcohol withdrawal symptoms? 8 standard drinks. Last drink at 9pm last night. Overall healthy female

Is .5 or 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) ok for minor alcohol withdrawal symptoms? 8 standard drinks. Last drink at 9pm last night. Overall healthy female

This class of: medications is used to prevent withdrawal symptoms from alcohol detoxification. However, it is one of the more addicting medications in this class. Detox should be medically supervised, contact a mental health professional. ...Read more