Information on Delirium Tremens.

Delirium Tremens

Delirium tremens (colloquially, the DTs, “the horrors”, “the fear”, “the shakes”, “jazz hands”, “the rats” or “rum fits”; afflicted individuals referred to as “jitterbugs” in 1930s Harlem slang; literally, “shaking delirium” or “trembling madness” in Latin) is an acute episode of delirium that is usually caused by withdrawal or abstinence from benzodiazepines or barbiturates (and…
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What is Alcohol Detoxification?

Alcohol detoxification, or detox, for individuals with alcoholism or alcohol dependence, is the abrupt cessation of alcohol intake coupled with the substitution of alcohol with cross tolerant drugs that have similar effects in order to prevent alcohol withdrawal with it’s associated effect Delirium Tremens or Detoxification may or may not be necessary depending upon an…
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