Alcohol Withdrawal and Insomnia, A Real Threat To Recovery

February 17, 2012Leave a reply

Long term alcohol withdrawal can proceed for years, and a major and problematic symptom of this withdrawal in lingering insomnia. Insomnia is created out of the legacy of poor sleep while using, and also as a result of brain changes from addiction, and insomnia correlates highly with relapse.

When we’re tired we get irritable and stressed; and it’s far easier to give into temptation in a moment of weakness. Clinical research supports what logic tells us, and sleeping problems are significantly correlated with greater rate of relapse.