Someone struggling with dry-drunk syndrome may still have strained relationships with loved ones. They may still suffer from unhealthy habits, both internally and externally. In short, even if they have stopped drinking, the sufferer still has to deal with the emotional baggage that led them to alcohol in the first place.
Dry drinking syndrome is more common in individuals who have stopped their addiction on their own, as they do not have a professional support team to guide them through this difficult change in their lives. Individuals who seek professional treatment for alcohol abuse and dependence are less likely to develop the problem.