18 Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms, Quit Alcohol Addiction & Treatment Strategies

Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

After understanding how drinkers become tolerant and addicted to alcohol over time, let us discuss the main symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. It is very important that you identify them in yourself next time you try to quit alcohol. Some are very disturbing, while others may require a level of awareness to detect them in yourself.

You can be experiencing withdrawal syndrome if you have the following list of symptoms when you’re not drinking for hours or days. They can also be triggered when you reach the weekend and don’t drink as you were used to:

1) Anxiety and Nervousness

Depression and anxiety
Anxiety and Nervousness

Alcohol withdrawal causes different types of anxiety and features intense nervousness. When patients stop drinking, they can even experience panic attacks, which is a type of anxiety disorder. Alcohol changes how your brain works with serotonin and other brain chemicals. These neurotransmitters help your brain stay calm, and it becomes habituated that alcohol will be there to trigger this sensation. So, if you consume alcohol for an extended period, your brain becomes dependent and starts feeling anxious when you stop drinking.

Written by Greg M. Wilcox

With a background in medical research, I'm dedicated to unraveling the complexities of health and nutrition in a way that's easy to understand and implement. From debunking myths to sharing science-backed insights, my goal is to guide you on a journey towards optimal well-being.