Severe alcohol withdrawal, also known as delirium tremens, can be life-threatening and may cause death if left untreated. The risk of death from alcohol withdrawal depends on various factors such as the individual’s age, general health, and the severity of the withdrawal symptoms. It is important for individuals with a history of heavy alcohol use to seek medical supervision during the withdrawal process to manage symptoms and prevent complications. In some cases, medications such as benzodiazepines may be prescribed to manage the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and prevent seizures and other complications.