Diagnosing Alcohol WithdrawalIf your doctor thinks you might be going through alcohol withdrawal, they’ll ask you questions about your drinking history and how recently you stopped. They’ll want to know if you’ve ever gone through withdrawal before. They’ll also discuss your symptoms. During an exam, they’ll look for other medical conditions to see if they could be to blame.
Treatments for Alcohol WithdrawalUnless you have a serious health condition or you’ve had severe withdrawals in the past, you probably won’t need more than a supportive environment to help you through. That includes:
- A quiet place
- Soft lighting
- Limited contact with people
- A positive, supportive atmosphere
- Healthy food and lots of fluids