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Is it possible, or safe, for an alcoholic to quit drinking "cold turkey"?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible-yes/Safe?

Yes, one can quit cold turkey.
Depending on the lenght of drinking and amount of drinking, safety may be a real factor. I have seen people withdraw adequately on their own. However, I do not recommend this without medical supervision. Dt's/withdrawal can be a life threatening process and require days and days in an ICU on high doses of IV medications. Get help!

In brief: Possible-yes/Safe?

Yes, one can quit cold turkey.
Depending on the lenght of drinking and amount of drinking, safety may be a real factor. I have seen people withdraw adequately on their own. However, I do not recommend this without medical supervision. Dt's/withdrawal can be a life threatening process and require days and days in an ICU on high doses of IV medications. Get help!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine

In brief: See below

Especially if you have am shakes, don't try this alone.

In brief: See below

Especially if you have am shakes, don't try this alone.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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