Moderate vs. Excessive Drinking.
12 to 24 hours post-ingestion.
The test is completely confidential and anonymous; your results are not recorded, are available only to you, and you are not asked for any personally identifying information. It can also help if you've recently stopped drinking and aren't sure how serious your withdrawal symptoms are.
Delirium tremens is an extremely serious result of alcohol withdrawal characterized by an altered state of consciousness and severe physical symptoms. 1 out of 20 people who drink will experience the effects of delirium tremens. Those who consume a pint of liquor daily for months at a time are more at risk. Delirium tremens usually occurs within a window of 48 to 72 hours after drinking, causing great challenges for the drinker marked by:
If you or a loved one are struggling with substance use or addiction, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for information on support and treatment facilities in your area.
AWS is more common in adults, but children and teenagers who drink excessively may also experience the symptoms. You’re also at risk for AWS if you’ve previously had withdrawal symptoms or needed medical detox for a drinking problem.
Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal.