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Alcohol Withdrawals

After many years of chronic alcohol ingestion, quitting suddenly can be a serious and often life threatening endeavor. While there are several treatment plans for recovering from alcoholism, it is recommended that you seek the advice of a medical professional before quitting “cold turkey.”

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Symptoms of Withdrawal

While trying to quit alcohol, sufferers may experience any number of psychological and physical symptoms of withdrawal. The following symptoms can range from mild to lethal.

Psychological symptoms:

  • Anxiety/nervousness
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Delirium/hallucinations

Physical symptoms:

  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sweating
  • Fever
  • Convulsions

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should consult a healthcare professional about the safest method for weaning your body off of its alcohol dependence. In extreme cases, when a person has been drinking heavily for many years, quitting may put his or her body into shock, which can cause sudden death. It is recommended that an addict slowly reduce his or her alcohol intake instead of stopping abruptly.

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If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges for an alcohol related offense, it is important you are represented by an experienced attorney. Contact Rhode Island DUI lawyer Matthew Marin at 401-287-4384 to discuss the details of your case.