Delirium tremens (also called DTs) is the name for medical problems that can happen when a person who has a physical dependence on alcohol suddenly stops using alcohol. DTs happen only if a person has had long-term, heavy use of alcohol.
Symptoms of DTs include:
Delirium tremens can be life-threatening. Doctors treat delirium tremens in the hospital with prescription medicines.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction|
|Current as of||March 12, 2014|
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