When someone becomes alcohol dependent, they are very likely to experience withdrawals if they interrupt or reduce the amount of drinking. Alcohol Withdrawal symptoms can be so physically and emotionally painful, many people will continue drinking, despite the negative consequences, due to fear of distress.
Alcohol intake interferes with the brain’s primary functions. It also disrupts how neurotransmitters send messages to the central nervous system. The Neurotransmitters are directly involved in transmitting feelings of relaxation and well-being. Once this function is disrupted, adverse physical and mental symptoms of alcohol withdrawal may occur.