Delirium tremens is a condition most commonly associated with the abrupt cessation of drinking in alcoholics. It consists of a number of symptoms, with the most common being the “shakes” or trembling. Delirium tremens can also become much worse, and cause the patient to experience severe withdrawal symptoms with seizures, tremors, palpitation of the heart, and vomiting. In more severe cases, the patient may even experience hallucinations and be at risk for death.
Marijuana may be able to ease some of the effects of delirium tremens. It is also generally considered a much safer alternative to alcohol.