• Alcohol and Benzodiazepine WITHDRAWAL:
    Anyone physically dependent on alcohol or benzodiazepines are in great risk of harm if they are going through withdrawal. Please seek immediate medical care as soon as symptoms begin or call 911.

    Heavy Drinkers suddenly decreasing their alcohol consumption or abstaining completely may experience alcohol withdrawal (AW). Symptoms and signs of AW include mild to moderate tremors, irritability, anxiety, or agitation, among others. The most severe manifestations of withdrawal include delirium tremens, hallucinations, and seizures. These happen due to alcohol-induced imbalances in the brain which result in excessive neuronal activity if the alcohol is withheld [3]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4606320/
    Physiological Dependence on Benzodiazepines is accompanied by a withdrawal syndrome which is typically characterized by sleep disturbance, irritability, increased tension and anxiety, panic attacks, hand tremor, sweating, difficulty in concentration, dry wretching and nausea, some weight loss, palpitations, headache, muscular pain and stiffness and a host of perceptual changes. Instances are also reported within the high-dosage category of more serious developments such as seizures and psychotic reactions. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7841856/
    Monmouth County Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Services 
    Desiree Whyte, Director
    Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Services
    Div. of Mental Health & Addiction Services
    3000 Kozloski Road 
    Freehold, NJ  07728
    Phone:  (732) 431-6451, ext. 6454
    E-mail: [email protected]