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If alcohol is consumed in heavy amounts and over a long period of time, an addiction may be the result. This scenario is likely to cause an alcohol withdrawal symptom, especially if the individual is deprived of alcohol for prolonged periods of time.

In recognizing an alcohol withdrawal symptom, an individual must know what to look for. One such warning sign is severe anxiety, which presents itself as being excessively anxious or nervous. This alcohol withdrawal symptom may cause the addict to fidget, pace back and forth or he/she may seem as though they simply cannot sit still.

Suffering from one or more hallucinations is also an alcohol withdrawal symptom that may be present in an addict. Seeing visions or hearing voices that are not there, imagining situations that never really happened or a general sense of confusion about his/her surroundings are all possible results of a hallucination.

Another alcohol withdrawal symptom to look out for is that of tremors, which presents as shaking or trembling. This symptom is often unmistakable as it is easy to notice if someone is suffering from tremors, but few realize that this could be an alcohol withdrawal symptom. In addition, convulsions are also a possibility and can be extremely dangerous.

Rounding out the alcohol withdrawal symptom list is that of a change in personality. An individual who is addicted to alcohol may become severely depressed or angry when suffering from withdrawal. Snappy verbal responses, irritability or excessive crying are all possible after an addict has been deprived of alcohol. This is not only dangerous to the addict themselves, but also to those around him/her.

If you or someone that you know has suffered from any or all of the above symptoms, it is very important that you seek medical attention immediately. While these all may be signs of another medical problem, they may also represent an alcohol withdrawal symptom. If alcoholism escalates to the point of any of the aforementioned warning signs, treatment is the only option to help repair the life of the alcoholic.

This article is to be used for informational purposes only. The information contained herein is not intended to be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice or recommendations regarding an alcohol withdrawal symptom. Before deciding on the most effective method of treatment, the patient must consult a licensed medical doctor for advice and/or to determine the best course of action for his/her individual situation.

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