Here are some of those symptoms to look for when regular drinkers quit drinking, ranging from less to more intense.
These symptoms appear anywhere from 6 to 72 hours after the last drink, and can last up to 1-5 days based on the level of physical and emotional dependence. Medically supervised detoxification is absolutely required in severe cases, and there are many local facilities in Dallas that facilitate safe withdrawal. Contact us or check out our Commuity Resources page to find support for alcohol detoxification.
In the book How to Change Your Drinking by Kenneth Anderson, he recommends three ways to prevent alcohol withdrawal.
Reaching out for counseling and support when alcohol becomes a problem can be a powerful step in the road to recovery. It is one of the most dangerous substances to stop using because of the profound physical effects on the body.
Kambria Kennedy-Dominguez, Counselor and yoga teacher specializing in mental health, substance abuse and wellness.