What causes alcohol shakes?

What causes shaking when you don't have alcohol? Sometimes called "the shakes" or "trembles".

Alcohol abuse withdrawal may be life-threatening. Anyone experience significant physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, including "shakes" should consult a healthcare professional or alcohol detox facility.

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People can become dependent on alcohol and may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when use is slowed or stopped completely.


Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is addictive. Many alcoholics need several drinks throughout a day just to feel "normal".


Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal can be life-threatening if not monitored by medical professionals. Alcoholics should consult a detox facility before quitting "cold turkey".

The "Alcohol Shakes" common during withdrawal from alcohol addiction also known medically as delerium tremens or "the DTs" (derived from Latin terms for something similar to "shaking frenzy").


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"The Shakes" is the immediate affect of alcohol detoxing from the body. It happens usually in the morning, when it has been several hours (5+) since the users' last drink. Chronic alcohol users will often head off symptoms by starting their morning with an alcoholic drink.


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