After fighting for months about his drinking my boyfriend finally decided to quit drinking alcohol. After not drinking for two days or so he got delirium tremens; hallucinations, sweating, tremors the whole works. Currently he is in the ER being treated and is slowly coming back to his old self. However, no one has told him as to why he ended up in the hospital, I figure if the doctors haven’t told him that I shouldn’t either. During his delirium tremens state he saw A LOT of hallucinations including angels that he thought wanted to kill him. Anyways, I went to visit him yesterday (he was admitted on Sunday morning and yesterday was March 23rd Monday) and he still believes that all of his hallucinations were absolutely real. I know he hasn’t had a long time to recover…however I am worried, because he is very stubborn, that he will continue to think that the hallucinations were real, basically keep thinking that angels are out to kill him. So if anyone knows how long the delirium tremens lasts? How will we explain to him that what he saw was not real? What are the long-term effects of delirium tremens, does it change his mental abilities, damage his heart….??? What should I expect and how can I help him through this rough time? Any help is appreciated help!!