A state of temporary confusion sometimes accompanied by hallucinations, most commonly visual, disorientation, agitation, irrational beliefs and behavior and sleep disturbances that may occur when a person who has abused alcohol suddenly stops drinking alcohol. Aslo known as the "DT"'s, delirium tremens may begin within two days after the last alcohol is consummed.
A form of insanity due to alcohol withdrawal and marked by sweating, tremors, restlessness, anxiety, mental confusion, and hallucinations. Reference: A2
Acute, sometimes fatal, psychotic reaction caused by excessive intake of alcoholic beverages over a long period of time. Usually seen after withdrawal from heavy alcohol intake. Symptoms include mental confusion, excitement, hallucinations, anxiety, tremors of the tongue and extremities, fever, sweating and stomach and chest pain. An episode of DTs is considered a medical emergency.