Am I at Risk of Severe Withdrawal?
In addition to an elevated CIWA-Ar score, other signs that indicate a risk for complicated withdrawal include:
High-risk signs (at presentation)
- Having a body temperature of 101 Fahrenheit or greater
- Having a pulse rate of 115 or greater
- Having a systolic blood-pressure measurement of 170 or higher
- Experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms when blood alcohol levels drop to 0.15 or higher