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Withdrawal from alcohol how long does it last?

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Asked: 2017-12-09 22:32:38
My brother has been a drinker for as long as I remember. He’s going to come and live with me to try and get off it. How long with that take?


Answered: 2017-12-10 04:20:19

He’ll go into withdrawal shortly after he has his last drink (or shortly after he wakes up after that). There’s 3 stages of withdrawal, that usually last up to week in total. It could be longer if he’s been a severe drinker.


Answered: 2017-12-10 17:31:06

Usually around 5 – 7 days but if he comes off a huge bender just before going clean then it might stretch out a few more days. Remember the cravings won’t go away then, that’s just the physical withdrawal.

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