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Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline

The onset of alcohol withdrawal usually starts 6 to 14 hours after the last drink. Withdrawal lasts between 5 - 14 days but the symptoms can affect you long after withdrawal.

Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment

In fact, as your blood alcohol level is decreasing, you are already entering the detox phase of your alcohol rehabilitation.

Once this detox stage starts, alcohol withdrawal usually lasts between 5 and 14 days, depending on a number of factors –

  • Your level of dependency
  • How much you have been drinking
  • How long you have been drinking
  • Your age
  • Gender
  • Your general health

In most cases, the symptoms you experience are uncomfortable but in other cases they can be very severe, and even life-threatening. This is why it is recommended that you always seek medical help before you attempt alcohol detox and rehab.

Below is a list of the most common withdrawal symptoms and a timeline of when they appear.

1 – 3 days after last drink

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Tremors

4 – 7 days after you stop drinking

  • Agitation
  • Delirium Tremens (DT's)*
  • Gross Tremor
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Autonomic instability

* Delirium tremens (‘the DTs’) is the most severe form of alcohol withdrawal. It usually occurs 2-5 days after stopping or reducing alcohol consumption. The severe symptoms include:

  • Agitation
  • Confusion
  • Instability
  • Hallucinations

Medical assistance is needed to treat this state of the body and mind.

Serious Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Around 10% of people who are withdrawing from alcohol will experience severe withdrawal symptoms including:

  • Fever
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased body temperature
  • Increased breathing rate
  • Increased pulse
  • Profuse sweating
  • Rapid breathing
  • Seizure
  • Tremors

These symptoms can be extremely serious and life-threatening so medical advice and supervision is required.

Medicated detoxification can be used (under medical supervision) to manage these symptoms and ensure you are able to detox safely. Many people choose to have a medical detox within a residential unit where they can be looked after and supervised 24/7.

Longer term symptoms

You may be detoxified of alcohol within a couple of weeks, but some people do experience longer term symptoms, which may persist for many months. These symptoms are known as Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms or PAWS and include:

  • Anxiety
  • Decreased energy
  • Depression
  • Reduced sexual interest
  • Sleep disorders
  • Tremors

Detox is only the first stage of rehabilitation

It is also important to look at the bigger rehabilitation picture. Getting the alcohol out of your bloodstream and managing withdrawal is only the first part and does not address the issue and triggers that lead to your alcohol dependency.

Alcohol rehabilitation, or rehab, is the process whereby you look at the psychological aspects of your addiction. Only then can you put in place tools and techniques to keep yourself alcohol-free and get your life back on track.

If you would like to discuss safe detoxification from alcohol dependency, or what is involved in alcohol rehab, you can call us for advice on 01226 422 326

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Services we offer

Alcohol Detox

Pharmalogical detox under medical supervision in a residential environment.


Alcohol Rehab

A range of therapies giving you the tools to stay sober, clean and live a full life


Drug Detox

Pharmalogical detox under medical supervision in a residential environment.


Drug Rehab

A range of therapies giving you the tools to stay drug free, clean and live a full life


Treatments we offer

Cannabis Addiction

We're here to treat cannabis addiction.


Cocaine Addiction

We deal with all levels of cocaine addiction.


Heroin Addiction

We offer compassionate heroin addiction treatment.


Linwood House

We are in Barnsley, with good road access to the M1 and UK motorways. If you live within 50 miles we can arrange a taxi service to collect you free of charge.


We are pleased to announce that we are re-opening Linwood House on Monday 6th July but, in the interests of safety, this will be a limited service.

For the safety of our residents and staff, we have made changes to the way that some of our services operate in order for us to be classed as a “COVID-19 Secure” facility.

We are open to provide residential rehabilitation services for drugs and alcohol and we are now pleased to offer support with gambling addiction (we have been busy).

Please drop us a line using the message facility or call us directly.

Thank you for your continued patience during this time of uncertainty.

We will continue to post updates as things develop so please do keep checking our website, Facebook and Twitter pages for updates, advice and support.

The safety and wellbeing of our residents (past, present and future) is our highest priority and we shall continue supporting people as much as we possibly can during this difficult time.

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