How Long Does Alcohol Withdrawal Last? (Transcript)
My name is Kevin O’Hara for Alcohol Mastery and today I’m gonna be asking the question, how long does alcohol withdrawal last?
The Rest Of My Life…REALLY?
I was listening the other day to a guy called Craig Ferguson. He’s a Scottish comedian and he’s got a program on American TV.
He was talking about his alcoholism and how much it had affected him in his life and the terrors of it, and how much of a battle he’d gone through when he quit. He was talking about how much of a battle it was, how much of a battle he was gonna have to go through for the rest of his life, and that he was gonna be an alcoholic.
For him, it was basically taking one day at a time. He had days where he still struggled, and he gave up in 1992.
No Way, Jose!
I quit alcohol at the beginning of this year, and I guess I had some problems in the beginning – sleeplessness mostly, that kind of thing. Not too many. And I will never go back onto it.
I hardly ever think about alcohol, except of course when I’m doing these videos. It’s the only reason I think about alcohol now.
If somebody put an alcoholic drink in front me, it would be like – well, I don’t drink – it’s the same if somebody put a bit of meat down in front of me, I don’t eat meat. But people don’t do that.
Quitting is the Problem!
Alcohol is the only drug that I can think of where when you quit is when you got the problem.
If you stop smoking, you’ve got rid of the problem.
If you stop taking cocaine, you’ve got rid of the problem.
If you stop heroine, you’ve got rid of the problem.
But with alcohol, then you start with a problem. You’re an alcoholic then, because you have to quit. It just doesn’t make sense.
20 Years and Still an Alcoholic…
I was having a conversation with a woman one day and she told me that basically she wouldn’t have been able to quit if it weren’t for AA. They helped her through all the battles and they were still helping her, and she was free of alcohol because she was going to their meetings.
I asked her how long she’d been going for,
and she said 20 years.
The Answer is…
That’s just not the way I wanna do things.
So I guess that answers the question. Alcohol symptoms will last just about as long as you let them.
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Until next time….
My name is Kevin OHara for Alcohol Mastery.
Onwards and upwards!
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