Alcohol withdrawal

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Is it possible to get physical withdrawals from having a 2 glasses of wine (11-12%) every nite for over 18 months?

 

 

In a technique, strict way, daily intake of 2 glasses of wine is equivalent to 2-3 units of alcohol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_of_alcohol) Daily intake below 4 units of alcohol in men, and below 2 units in women is considered “low risk”.

But these are theoretical considerations. Most people will not develop physical withdrawals from this pattern of use but there are also  psychological, behavioural, social and motivational aspects. It is also difficult to distinguish between “physical” and “psychological” symptoms of withdrawal. For most people quitting 2 glass of wine in the night should not be difficult, but for other people it can be more or less hard. Anyway, it is not an excessive quantity

 

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