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What is the timeline for alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Alcohol withdrawal refers to a condition that may occur when an individual with alcohol use disorder suddenly stops or significantly reduces their alcohol consumption. A person may notice initial symptoms after a few hours that could last for up to a week or longer.

Individuals with alcohol withdrawal syndrome may experience nausea, anxiety, extreme fatigue, and even seizures and hallucinations. These symptoms occur as a person’s body adjusts to the absence of alcohol in their system. And while symptoms typically improve within 5 days, some individuals may experience prolonged symptoms.

In this article, we will discuss the alcohol withdrawal timeline, factors that can influence the timeline, and treatment options for withdrawal symptoms.