Alcohol Withdrawal

by Cathy Parkes August 27, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021

Alcohol withdrawal occurs within 4 to 12 hours of cessation of heavy, prolonged alcohol abuse. Symptoms peak ~24 to 72 hours after the patient’s last drink. Be sure to ask the patient when they had their last drink!

Alcohol withdrawal occurs within 4-12 hours of cessation of heavy, prolonged alcohol abuse. Symptoms peak ~24-72 hours after the patient’s last drink.

Key nursing assessment: Be sure to ask the patient when they had their last drink!



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