Alcohol withdrawal

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Hi, I've been struggling with alcohol addiction on and off for the past 4 years. I've reached a point where I consume 12-15 shots of 80 proof vodka per day. This has caused significant weight gain, lack of energy, depression and stomach problems.

I'm attempting the cold turkey approach. Is it safe?

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    Dear Aaron, great to from you but you should not go turkey since it is too dangerous. I assume that you are in the USA. google The C3 Foundation and watch the videoes. they can put you in contact with doctors who can prescribe a specific medicine with a high success rate:The Sinclair Method. you carry on drinking but the medicine trigger your brain to no longer liking alchohol or have no importance to you. best of luck Robin and I am in the UK

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      I agree with Robin. Some people can simply stop drinking, but as Robin said, it can be dangerous. Get some professional help and keep posting here. Everyone wants you to succeed!

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    Hi Aaron,

    I've suffered with alcohol withdrawal quite a few times, but luckily my symptoms have been mild to moderate. Going cold turkey can be very dangerous is you are at risk of developing severe symptoms. Only a medical professional would be able to assess the risk and may decide on a medical detox.

    Seeking help is the first step!

    Best of luck with your journey. R.

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    Hi Aaron,

    I hope you took the other advice in the replies to you, and made an appointment to see a doctor before trying to go cold turkey.

    The danger of withdrawals is not only based on what and how long you have been drinking, but also on your health in general.

    Please do get proper help with this and don't put yourself at risk. Better to be safe than sorry.

    Joanna.

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