Alcohol withdrawal may affect you if you have a history of alcohol. Someone who drinks a lot may become susceptible to withdrawal when:
An alcohol use disorder usually irritates and excite the nervous system at the same time. The moment you make alcohol a regular part of your daily intake, the body starts relying and depending upon that alcohol. So, once this process changes, alcohol withdrawal sets in.
It’s possible to experience withdrawal symptoms the moment neurotransmitters are set free. They are already used to fighting alcohol, and when they can’t, they become overly excited. This is what then it triggers the withdrawal symptoms that you may be experiencing.
The symptoms of withdrawal could appear within the next three days. However, some withdrawal symptoms could begin to surface after a week or even a longer time.
These are a few symptoms of withdrawal that you could experience just after alcohol withdrawal. But, as each person and their physiology is unique, you may experience some symptoms not highlighted here. That’s why is always encouraged to speak with a medical professional if you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms and considering reducing your alcohol consumption.
You can better understand your withdrawal timeline if they are divided into stages.
There are four stages of withdrawal, and these stages function with a withdrawal timeline.
The second stage of withdrawal begins in the 12-24 hours after your last alcohol intake. The symptoms at this stage is majorly about hallucinations.
At the third stage, symptoms of withdrawal start 24-48 hours after your last drink.
You may start experiencing the symptoms of withdrawal in the next 48-72 hours after your last alcohol. At this stage all the withdrawal symptoms should have peaked.
Now you know the various withdrawal timelines, and you can treat withdrawal through multiple methods. But the most common ways of alcohol withdrawal treatment are:
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