3 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Drinking
Here’s What Happens to Your Body Just 30 Days After You Quit Drinking
The benefits that you will feel when you make the decision to quit drinking are seemingly endless both for your physical and mental well-being. One of the common questions that we receive from clients that are thinking of coming to Resurgence Behavioral Health for treatment to address their alcohol addiction revolves around the advantages of no longer drinking. Here are a few great examples of what you will likely see in yourself once you commit to this decision.
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You Will Begin to Lose Weight
Drinking can have a direct impact on the efficiency of your metabolism. As a result, you may find that you’re packing on the pounds the more that you drink. It’s important to remember, however, that simply because you cut out alcohol doesn’t mean that you will lose all the weight that you put on during your drinking days. A combination of a healthy diet, consistent exercise, and staying away from alcohol are all factors in weight loss which is why it’s important to be conscious of all three.
Your Liver Begins to Function Regularly
Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body. When it doesn’t function properly, it can have a direct impact on your other organs. Unfortunately, alcohol can have a direct and negative impact on your liver. Alcoholism can lead to cirrhosis of the liver which can cause your liver to stop functioning entirely. Thankfully, your liver is an example of an organ that is incredibly resilient, and, in many cases, the liver can start to regain its normal functions when you stop drinking.
Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
When you drink to excess, your body will find it nearly impossible to metabolize the alcohol in a healthy way. While someone who drinks in moderation may not see any negative impact on their health, a person suffering from alcohol addiction will likely notice that they may develop heart and blood pressure problems. The reason for this is that when you drink an abundance of alcohol, your body has no choice but to metabolize the substance in a different way to try to compensate. As a result, you may start to see problems when you have your routine bloodwork done in the form of increased bad cholesterol which can lead to blockages in your arteries. When you quit drinking, your heart and the rest of your body begin to work in unison with each other once again.
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It’s important not to overlook the psychological toll that drinking can have on you as well. When you’re drinking, the chemistry in your brain changes which can result in certain psychological difficulties. Also, your alcohol addiction could be masking other mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. When you quit drinking, your brain can begin to adjust back to normal and you can actively address the events in your life that may have contributed to your addiction in the first place.
As one of the best options for alcohol rehab, the Resurgence Behavioral Health team understands the importance of providing you with the list of benefits of making the choice to no longer drink. Whether you make the choice to work through our inpatient program or you think that our outpatient program is the better solution, we provide you with the peace of mind of knowing that your lifelong recovery will be our leading priority. If you would like more information about our program or to talk more about the benefits of when you quit drinking, please give us a call at(855) 458-0050.
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