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.

Related Questions

My dr placed me on librium for 10 days for alcohol withdrawal. How long do withdrawal symptoms last? Will I be ok after the 10 days I hope?

Yes. Alcohol withdrawal can often last up to 7 days after the last drink. So, after 10 days you should be ok. Note though that this is if you 100% abstain from any alcohol at all, even a sip. Also, taking alcohol and a benzodiazepene like Librium is extremely dangerous as it significantly raises your risk of seizure. Good luck on kicking the habit. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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: 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...

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...