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Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Withdrawal from alcohol dependence can bring on a variety of symptoms which can range from mild shakes to life-threatening delirium tremens and seizures.

Don't Be Afraid of Alcohol Withdrawal
If you have decided that you need to quit drinking alcohol but you have been hesitant to try because you are afraid the withdrawal may be too severe, there is help available to reduce those withdrawal symptoms.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms Quiz
Do you have withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit drinking? Are they mild, moderate or severe?

Delirum Tremens (DTs)
The definition of delirum tremens from the About.com Alcoholism / Substance abuse site.

Withdrawal Symptoms - What Were Your Toughest Alcohol Withdrawal Symp…
Did you experience withdrawal symptoms when you quit drinking alcohol? What were the toughest to deal with? How did you cope?

What Is It Like to Go Through Alcohol Withdrawals?
What is going through delirium tremens like? Most people who have endured them usually do not remember the experience.

Range of Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal from alcohol use can produce both psychological and physical symptoms, which can range from mild to moderate to severe. Here is a list of typical withdrawal symptoms.

Alcohol Withdrawal
When heavy or frequent drinkers suddenly decide to quit "cold turkey" they will experience some physical withdrawal symptoms.

Getting Treatment for Alcohol Withdrawl Symptoms
Most people who quit drinking alcohol experience mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms and can usually be treated by healthcare providers on an out-patient basis, but five percent experience severe withdrawal symptoms and must be treated in a hospital or a facility that specializes in detoxification.

Specific Medical Treatment for Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
About 95 percent of people have mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms, but they do not progress to full-blown delirium tremens. Such patients can nearly always be treated as outpatients.

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
The alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a cluster of symptoms observed in persons who stop drinking alcohol following continuous and heavy consumption.

Caffeine Withdrawal Recognized as a Disorder
As little as one standard cup of coffee a day can produce caffeine addiction, according to a Johns Hopkins study that reviewed over 170 years of caffeine withdrawal research.

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