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Alcohol and hallucinations

Alcohol withdrawal

In setting of having recently stopped or cut down

usually visual hallucinations – fleeting, early

with clouded sensorium (i.e. DTs)

Usually resolves within the week

DTs potentially life-threatening

Alcoholic hallucinosis

Uncommon

Auditory or visual hallucinations (usually auditory)

with clear sensorium

May occur in days to weeks after abstinence

Lasts hours to weeks

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