Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can range from mild anxiety and shakiness to severe complications that would include seizures and delirium tremens or DT’s. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can begin as early as two hours after the person had his last drink and this can last for weeks. This condition surfaces when the person suddenly stops alcohol intake after being subjected to it for a long time. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be life threatening and this can happen to people who have been drinking heavily for weeks, months or years and suddenly stopped alcohol intake. Because their bodies have been so used to alcoholic beverages, the abrupt stop in its consumption causes a number of adverse effects to their bodies.
Heroin is a drug that induces relaxation and gives euphoric feelings to those who take it. Like other opiates, heroin blocks the brain’s ability to perceive pain as it changes the brain’s pleasure centers. Heroin Addiction occurs when a person has overly abused the use of this drug and has already developed tolerance on it that dosage must be increased in order to maintain the “high”. The progress that takes place from physical to psychological heroin addiction is swift for some and gradual for others. This is highly dependent on factors including availability of the substance, opportunities that one can use it and personal disposition of the user as well.