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Alcohol Detox Timeline: How Long Does Alcohol

Prolonged Drinking Means You May Need Treatment to Minimize Symptoms.




Withdrawal is different for everyone; there really is no "normal" and it can be hard to predict an individual person's experience.

Post-acute withdrawal usually lasts for two years. Once you've been in recovery for a while, you will find that each episode usually lasts for a few days. While there is no obvious trigger, your Priory rehabilitation team can provide you with strategies so that you are able to manage each post-acute withdrawal episode with confidence.

While stopping drinking abruptly may sound like a good idea if you identify yourself as addicted to alcohol, it is vital that you do not do so without seeking medical advice.

If your withdrawal symptoms are mild, it's generally considered safe for you to stop drinking at home. However, if you drank heavily or for a long time, you need to involve a healthcare provider in the process.




There are several mild to moderate psychological and physical symptoms you might experience when you stop drinking.  


Within Priory, our inpatient rehabilitation programme typically lasts for 28 days. During this time, you will attend individual and group therapy to address the source of your addictive behaviours, increase your self-awareness and take steps towards a long-lasting recovery.