What are the withdrawal symptoms for alcohol?

See below. Shakes, anxiety , increased pulse and pressure beginning 12 hrs, maxing 24-48 hrs and resolving by 72 hrs. In more sever cases there is agitation, confusion which in the most severe case is termed dts (delerium tremens) and can be fatal. Seizures and hallucinations may also seen but are separate from dts. In more sever cases- it takes 7-10 days for symptoms to resolve.
Several things. Tremors and shakiness, anxiety, high blood pressure, elevated heart rate, hallucinations, seizures and even death. The most severe symptoms of hallucinations during which a person may be delirious and go in and out of consciousness is called delirium tremens and is considered a medical emergency. Also known as dts, now a days, true dts are actually quite rare.

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I am just curious what are the withdrawal symptoms from alcohol?

Withdrawal sxs. There are far too many alcohol withdrawal symptoms for me to come close to listing them in 400 words or less. See: http://www.Alcoholwithdrawalsymptoms.Org/ . Please be aware that death is a possible outcome from withdrawal. Please look into alcoholics anonymous if you are asking this question out of personal concern. Read more...

Is it possible for very small amounts of alcohol, like residual alcohol in food, to trigger withdrawal symptoms?

Very unlikely. While this is very unlikely, some people are unbelievably sensitive. Also, all people are very responsive to expectancies and that can do amazing physical things to us. You body may know how to do w/drawal and it gets triggered by the idea of alcohol. Discuss w/ Dr or therapist if you continue to suffer after this reassurance. Read more...

How long will alcohol withdrawal symptoms last?

Alcohol withdrawal. Acute use of alcohol in excess usually causes symptoms for no more than 24 hours, and they are worst the morning after. With chronic alcohol use, to some extent duration of symptoms depends on amount being used. The physical withdrawal is usually ending in 3-4 days but longer lasting symptoms can last months or longer. Read more...

How long does it take for alcohol withdrawal symptoms to start?

2-7 days. Alcohol withdrawal may start as early as the day following your drink, but usually bad withdrawal, called dts (delirium tremens) takes to 2-7 days to take effect. In most cases 2-4 days will be the usual latency. Read more...
6-12 hours. Early symptoms begin as soon as the alcohol blood level begins to subside, and typically dependent drinkers get increased anxiety, sweating, hand tremor and other symptoms within 12 hours. These symptoms may get worse over the next 24-48 hours and include seizures and delirium (dts), as well as markedly elevated blood pressure and pulse which can cause real physical damage. Get help if this is u! Read more...

Which drugs are typically used to reduce withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detox?

Librium. Benzodiazepines like Librium but in the setting of a rehab center while hospitalized. I suspect other benzodiazepine may do the trick. Ask a physician dedicated to alcohol, and drugs rehab. Read more...
Benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines or drugs in the class of valium or Librium . All drugs in this class are useful to some degree in treating alcohol withdrawal. They each have pros and cons based on differences how they are metabolized by the body. Another class of drugs that is helpful sometimes would be beta blockers which can help control heart rate and bp. Detox needs medical supervision. Read more...

If a person is alcohol dependent and slowly and carefully cuts down drinking is it possible they wont get withdrawal symptoms at all?

Yes. Yes, IF able to reduce gradually (maybe a half drink every 2-3 days) you will not have withdrawal. It's easier if you eat a healthy diet (rich in organic veggies and fruits, low in sugars/starches), take a quality multivitamin and the L-5-MTHF form of folate (folic acid). Kudzu root proven to reduce cravings for alcohol. Exercise, stress reduction, counseling & EFT can help. See http://tinyurl.com/jhhmexs. Read more...