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Nov. 15, 2023 – Alcohol withdrawal can be a challenging phase, with its duration and severity varying from person to person. Symptoms typically peak within the first 24 to 48 hours and can range from mild anxiety and shakiness to severe complications like seizures and delirium tremens (DTs). The acute phase of withdrawal lasts about a week, but some symptoms, like sleep disturbances and emotional fluctuations, can persist for months.
It’s crucial to understand that alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous, and in some cases, life-threatening. Medical supervision during the detox phase is highly recommended, especially for those who have been heavy drinkers or have a history of severe withdrawal symptoms.