Most people who drink a lot will suffer severe effects when they quit. If you have ever watched “Celebrity Rehab,” you get a first-hand look at alcohol withdrawal symptoms. They aren’t pretty.

There are several factors that determine the severity of alcoholism withdrawal symptoms.

  1. How long have you been drinking?
  2. How much do you drink?
  3. How drunk are you at the time of your last drink?

Withdrawal symptoms range from mild to potentially fatal.

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Mild Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
  • Shaking
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Tiredness
  • Difficulty in thinking
Severe Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
  • Confusion or Hallucinations
  • Severe Shaking
  • Convulsions
  • Seizures
  • Blackouts

No one should attempt to withdrawal from alcohol on their own EVER because of the potential of complications. If you are planning on quitting drinking, make sure you talk to a doctor and get people with experience in alcohol detoxification to help you. Remember that alcohol is a poison.

When your “detoxing” – you are ridding your body of toxic material and this is serious business.