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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

While occasional, casual alcohol consumption is enough for some people, others are incapable of or unwilling to limit their drinking to a moderate and manageable amount. Over time, excessive drinking can lead an individual to develop a physical dependence on the presence of alcohol in the bloodstream. This can in turn motivate a person suffering from alcohol dependency to continue drinking despite the risk of personal, professional, or legal repercussions. The situation is complicated even further by the difficulties that await an alcoholic-dependent individual who attempts to stop drinking altogether. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome can lead to a host of adverse health effects.

If you have been reluctant to stop drinking because of withdrawal symptoms and have been arrested and charged with DUI as a consequence, then your freedom and health may both be at risk. A skilled and experienced attorney can help to ensure that your rights are protected. Contact the Seattle DUI defense lawyers of the Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn Law Firm at 866-822-1230 for more information.

Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

The severity of an individual's bout with alcohol withdrawal syndrome will depend on a variety of different factors, including his or her age, duration of alcohol dependency, and the typical amount of consumption. Some potential symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome include:

  • Anxiety
  • Hypertension
  • Tremors
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression
  • Convulsions
  • Agitation and irritability
  • Palpitations
  • Delirium or psychosis

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We are passionately committed to protecting the legal rights of individuals who are facing prosecution for DUI or related offenses. There is no time to delay. Contact the Seattle DUI defense lawyers of Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn at 866-822-1230 to learn how we can help you.

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Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn is known throughout Washington and the nation for representing all of its clients with commitment, creativity and compassion. We recognize how devastating a DUI charge can be, particularly when our clients learn how incredibly tough Washington's DUI laws have become, even for a first-time offender.

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