DT occurs when people drink 4 to 5 pints of wine, 7 to 8 pints of beer, or 1 pint of hard liquor every day for several months. Similarly, delirium tremens can also affect people who have used alcohol for more than 10 years.
Typically, delirium tremens will last for about 2 days; however, in some cases, the problem can last as long as 5 days.
Essentially, for treating DT the ultimate goal is to watch, manage, and help the patient return to homeostasis. If symptoms begin to worsen, medical professionals will help stabilize the patient, but at this moment there is no get-healthy-quick cure for delirium tremens or alcohol addiction in general.
While there may be no “cure” for DT, there are ways to avoid the problem overall from the very beginning.