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Did you know that nightmares are often a sign of alcohol withdrawal?
If you’ve ever drank more than the safe drinking limit (1 drink for a woman and 2 drinks for a man), then you’re probably familiar with the dreaded hangover. As a recovering alcoholic, I remember hangovers well and hope I never experience one again.
As a former nurse who worked in the addictions and mental health field, I want people to know more about what alcohol does to their bodies. Alcohol is a toxin that causes serious changes in the nervous system and puts pressure on all the organs to complete their functions.
But what I want people to understand is that a hangover is not just the haphazard fallout of drinking alcohol. It’s actually alcohol withdrawal. Whenever you drink past the safe limit, you set yourself up for alcohol withdrawal as soon as you stop drinking.
Alcohol withdrawal has many symptoms depending on how much alcohol was consumed and the person’s drinking history. The symptoms range from mild headache, nausea, and anxiety. More severe symptoms are vomiting, hallucinations, and seizures.