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Withdrawal a Major Warning Sign of Alcoholism

Do you drink and then feel terrible the next day? Is your nighttime drinking plagued by morning shakes and tremors? These are common signs of alcohol withdrawal that may be mistaken for a hangover. Unfortunately, if you turn to alcohol in order to make these symptoms go away, you are placing yourself at an increased risk of alcoholism. Many withdrawal signs become present when you stop drinking, and for most, these signs are enough to stay away from alcohol for quite some time but for some, these symptoms lead to one’s decision to drink more in an effort to get rid of the negative effects and to “feel” better.

Withdrawal symptoms are a major warning sign of alcoholism but what’s even more of a telltale sign is the method by which you handle withdrawal symptoms. If you drink to avoid withdrawal, there is a major problem at stake. Consider these signs of alcohol withdrawal a prelude to the effects of alcoholism:

  • anxiety
  • jumpiness
  • jitters
  • shakiness
  • trembling
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
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