From what I have read on Wikipedia, alcohol withdraw symptoms shouldn't kick in for a few days.
When it occurs, it is often three days into the withdrawal symptoms and lasts for two to three days." [Emphasis is mine]
However, I have observed an individual who drinks heavily who begins shaking so badly that they cannot hold a glass of water without using both hands. This occurs as soon as they wake up or only a few hours later.
Is the onset of symptoms within the typically expected range?