Alcohol detox treatments are designed to help you withdraw from alcohol and reduce your risk for relapse and complications. Alcohol withdrawal commonly affects heavy drinkers who suddenly decrease or stop consuming alcohol, and can cause symptoms including tremors, anxiety, and agitation.
During an alcohol detox, patients are monitored closely by trained medical staff who administer treatments as necessary to reduce complications, including death. Acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms usually peak between 10 and 30 hours and dissipate at between 40 and 50 hours. Alcohol withdrawal may last longer for heavy drinkers suffering from severe alcohol addiction.