12 hours sober from alcohol

Good afternoon. I would just like some quick input on withdrawal symptoms. Im now 12 hours sober from alcohol. I woke up this morning absolutely drenched in sweat. Right now I’m experiencing anxiety and I feel kind of itchy all over. I’ve been a daily drinker for almost 2 years. If anyone has any advise please let me know! Thank you!!


Hey there! The first 36-48 hours are probably the worst for the physical symptoms. What you’re experiencing sounds pretty normal for withdrawal. Do whatever you can to rest and relax - besides drinking alcohol!!! Drink lots of water, eat, sleep if you can, find ways to distract yourself. Read (and re-read) posts on here, there’s a plethora of information. Breathe deeply, be good to yourself and hang in there! You’ll feel better soon, and it’s so worth it!


Hi, I pretty much echo what @NeverJust1 said. Try a nice long shower, drink plenty of water. It’s terrible the damage that we do to our bodies when pouring poison down our necks. Your body is trying to clear your system and start repairing. I sweated lots in the early stages of recovery just try to stay hydrated. This too shall pass and you will be feeling better soon. Keep going, you’re doing really well, it’s hard as hell but we are here for you if you need us :pray:t2::two_hearts:


Get some good supplements! Vitamin B Complex, Magnesium & Calcium, Glutathione is a big one.

These will help counteract some of the leeching that alcohol does on vitamins and minerals in the body. It can take some of the severity away. Everyone is different and it can’t hurt to try.

Take 10 showers,eat what ever you want,and me personally, I used my addiction money to buy all the little things I wanted :smirk:,supplements, exercise,and a new hobby

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I would talk to my Dr. and explain what your are doing. Alcohol detox can be dangerous. Go to in patient detox of you can.

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Thank you!! 17 hours now!


Way to go man. You and I are in very similar places. I currently just got my day 2. Detoxing is the absolute worst. I’m itching all over my body with a rash.anxiety. cold.sweats. can’t sleep. insomnia, I have had 2 hours of sleep in the last 40 hours. Eyes are wrecked. I am feeling a little better today then yesterday. The crazy thing is, I have been through this detox a hundred times and I still keep going back. This time I’m doing it different. Doc. Program. Support team. Friends and family. Good luck. You got this

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