Quitting alcohol cold turkey could be...

Quitting alcohol cold turkey could be deadlier than kicking heroin

The death of "True Blood" actor Nelsan Ellis earlier this month from heart failure resulting from alcohol withdrawal highlights a troubling trend: alcoholics trying to beat their addiction without professional medical help, a practice doctors say can be even deadlier than detoxing from heroin. "Withdrawal from opiates is miserable but not typically a medical emergency," says Jeff Foote, Ph.D., co-founder of the Center for Motivation and Change addiction treatment practice in NoMad.

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