|Source: U.S. Office of Women's Health|
As seen in the diagram above, alcohol abuse can cause damage to the human body. But sometimes ending this abuse is even more difficult.
The range of symptoms of alcohol withdrawal is referred to as alcohol withdrawal syndrome. The symptoms are both psychological and physical and can vary broadly among alcoholics. Some of the symptoms can even be life threatening.
Alcohol affects the brain, ultimately leading to hyperexcitability and altered function during withdrawal. Previous attempts at withdrawing from use (i.e. detox) can make the symptoms worse during subsequent attempts. But there are treatments and help available!
Read the overview of alcohol withdrawal symptoms to determine if you or someone you love need help.