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Can alcohol withdrawal symptoms last more than a month? Also can chronic alcoholism cause damage to your central nervous system?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The physiologic symptoms attributed to alcohol withdrawal can last for weeks particularly in the most severe cases.
And it is known that alcoholism is a damaging to the central and peripheral nervous system. It can cause an alcohol related dementia and neuropathy. Some of the nervous symptoms are attributed directly to the neurotoxicity of alcohol others to often found nutritional deficiencies

In brief: Yes

The physiologic symptoms attributed to alcohol withdrawal can last for weeks particularly in the most severe cases.
And it is known that alcoholism is a damaging to the central and peripheral nervous system. It can cause an alcohol related dementia and neuropathy. Some of the nervous symptoms are attributed directly to the neurotoxicity of alcohol others to often found nutritional deficiencies
Dr. Stephen Southard
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and yes

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms, while most severe the first few days, can persist for months related to imbalances of neurotransmitters- see http://tinyurl.
com/q2z6d98 Certain meds & supplements can reduce symptoms Chronic alcoholism can cause Wernicke's encephalopathy, damage caused by lack of Vit B1, and alcohol can directly damage brain cells, resulting in dementia and neuropathy. See comment:

In brief: Yes and yes

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms, while most severe the first few days, can persist for months related to imbalances of neurotransmitters- see http://tinyurl.
com/q2z6d98 Certain meds & supplements can reduce symptoms Chronic alcoholism can cause Wernicke's encephalopathy, damage caused by lack of Vit B1, and alcohol can directly damage brain cells, resulting in dementia and neuropathy. See comment:
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
Again, both medications and nutritional supplements can reduce withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol not only damages the CNS but can damage the liver & other organs & increase cancer risk. While much of the nervous system damage is considered irreversible, certain supplements like Bacopa, Huperzine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Vinpocetine and Lion's Mane mushrooms may partly reduce some of this damage over time.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Yes & yes. Alcohol

withdrawal should be done under medical supervision in a rehabilitation unit until the patient is stable.
Duration of symptoms depends on duration & severity of drinking, health & size of patient. Alcohol-related brain damage can be loss of coordination, loss of thinking/planning skills, loss of short-term memory & inability to acquire new information. Seek medical care & be safe.

In brief: Yes & yes. Alcohol

withdrawal should be done under medical supervision in a rehabilitation unit until the patient is stable.
Duration of symptoms depends on duration & severity of drinking, health & size of patient. Alcohol-related brain damage can be loss of coordination, loss of thinking/planning skills, loss of short-term memory & inability to acquire new information. Seek medical care & be safe.
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