Legal in the United States for anyone over age 21, alcohol is easily accessible; but for many, it can become very dangerous.
If you feel like you are suffering from issues with alcohol, alcohol addiction or alcoholism, it is highly dangerous to attempt to stop on your own without medical attention. Detox and withdrawal from alcohol can be extremely uncomfortable physically and psychologically, and in some cases can be fatal.
As a depressant, alcohol slows or lowers the functions of the central nervous system. Through chronic use of alcohol, the body eventually becomes conditioned to the presence of and need for alcohol. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms (AWS) can include delirium tremens (DT’s). To safely withdraw and detox from alcohol, it is best to be under the case of medical professionals.