Reports suggest that one man even ate a bunch of soap bars hoping to get high.
Without the booze, hundreds of alcoholics faced withdrawal symptoms with one alcoholic brought to a de-addiction centre was not able to recognise his family. He used to drink 600-1200 ml of country liquor every day until March 31, after which desi booze was banned. The man was not able to stand properly and experienced tremors on and off.
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Nearly 150 doctors and 45 counsellors – specially trained to deal with alcohol withdrawal – have been actively dealing with people ever since the ban came into affect.
Bihar has become the fourth state after Gujarat, Nagaland and Mizoram states to impose a blanket ban on liquor.