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When an alcoholic stops drinking, they may experience a range of physical and psychological symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal. The severity of these symptoms can vary depending on the length and severity of the alcohol addiction.

Common physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include tremors, sweating, nausea, vomiting, headache, rapid heart rate, and high blood pressure. In more severe cases, individuals may experience delirium tremens (DTs), which can cause seizures, hallucinations, confusion, and severe agitation.

Psychological symptoms may include anxiety, depression, irritability, and insomnia. It is important for individuals who are planning to stop drinking to seek medical supervision and support to manage these symptoms safely and effectively. A medically supervised detox program can provide medications, monitoring, and support to help manage the withdrawal process and reduce the risk of complications.