Alcohol addiction is simply that; an addiction. With addiction come many withdrawal symptoms. Someone addicted to alcohol that has had suddenly stopped drinking will normally feel the urge for another drink normally 4-24 hours after their last drink. This is the most common symptom, although there are many varying symptoms.
For example, a person suffering from mild alcohol addiction might suffer from loss of sleep, agitation, raised levels of anxiety and panic attacks. A moderate alcoholic might suffer from withdrawal symptoms such as sweating and tremor.
The symptoms do get progressively worse depending on the severity of your addiction. A long-term alcohol addiction sufferer might suffer withdrawal symptoms such as vomiting and severe diarrhoea. In severe cases of alcoholic addiction a sufferer might suffer from withdrawal symptoms known as delirium tremens and including confusion, disorientation and visual hallucinations.
Attending an alcohol rehab centre can help you with withdrawal symptoms.