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