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

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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