By Jennifer McDougall
Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you quit drinking alcohol or how you would feel overall? Many people who get sucked into the destructive habit of drinking alcohol tend to forget who they are without substances. They forget how to live without alcohol, and their dependency ends up drying up their purpose for life and their drive for maintaining responsibilities. When people reach for a drink, they do so for many reasons. When they become dependent, they continue to cope to feel an escape from the pain they’re experiencing.
First 48 hours: Depending on how much alcohol you have consumed, detox could be quite the hurdle. You will get through it, but your body is going to need some precious time to recover from the damage you’ve done. The next morning after drinking could be painful and discomforting as you process the toxins throughout your body. There are supplements you can take and many things you can do to help heal your body through the detox period, making it less painful. In some cases, it is recommended that you seek immediate medical attention depending on your withdraw symptoms.
1 Week: After 1 week of not consuming alcohol, you should start to notice yourself experiencing improved sleep patterns. Wake up feeling refreshed and motivated to take on the day. You should also begin to see your skin looking much healthier as your body has restored proper hydration and is now retaining more nutrients as you have let go of consuming harmful chemicals that are in alcohol.
1 Month: After one month of not drinking alcohol, you should begin to notice less belly fat and increased energy levels. By now your liver should be improving, and the ability for it to filter out all the harmful toxins will have accelerated to a stable and healthy rate.
1 Year: After one year of not consuming alcohol, you should notice dramatic changes in your overall physical appearance as far as your skin tone, complexion, body fat, and bright eyes. There are so many life changes you will notice after one year of no alcohol as well such as healthier coping mechanisms, stable relationships, better follow through on goals and responsibilities, increase in financial stability, a much lower risk of mouth, liver, breast, stomach, and heart disease. The list goes on, and we would love to hear from you how your life has changed since completely letting go of alcohol. Leave your comments below or feel free to connect with us through social media.
Things to Look Forward to When You Quit Drinking:
When you quit drinking, it is as if you have stepped into a brand new universe—free from destructive decision making, an improved appearance, stable relationships, and new opportunities in your personal and professional life present themselves as you have opened up this space for healthier living. Stepping away from the bottle can lead to so many wonderful new experiences, and you will be able to embrace them with absolute authority and confidence.
Wouldn’t you like to incorporate this transformation into your life? Here is a list of what to expect to improve when you break free from alcohol dependency.
- Better job performance
- Increased energy
- Better sleep
- Weight loss
- A decrease in liver fat
- Better chance of getting pregnant
- Reverse negative effects on the brain such as learning abilities, memory, impulses, and problem solving
- Healthier organs and immune system
- A decrease in risk for disease
- Overall healthier appearance
- Less reckless behavior and poor judgment
- Improved relationships
- No more hangovers
- Less regret
- Better decision making
- Improved confidence
- Others will be able to rely on you more
- Ability to fully experience your life without feeling numb
- Gain more respect from others
- Attentiveness when interacting with people
- Skin will be more supple and hydrated
- Higher vibration of consciousness
- Create a meaningful lifestyle you can be proud of
- Major improvements in your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing
Why Do People Use and Abuse Alcohol:
Unlike other rehab centers, we don’t believe that addiction is a disease. Our research shows that people become dependent on drugs and alcohol because of one of these four causes:
- A chemical imbalance
- Events of the past you have not reconciled
- Current conditions you can’t cope with
- Things you believe that aren’t true
How Passages Can Help You Sober Up and Start to Live a Healthy Life:
At Passages, it is our mission to help you break free from addiction entirely. For the last 16 years, we have been helping thousands of people from all over the world end their battle with drug and alcohol dependency, and we want to help you too. When you check into one of our treatment centers, you will be assigned a team of therapists that will guide you through the recovery process. We will provide you with a comprehensive schedule that will keep you occupied and focused on healing the underlying conditions causing you to use and abuse drugs and alcohol. You are welcome to stay at one of our inpatient treatment centers anywhere from 30-90 days. One thing to note is that we do accept most private insurance, but not Medicare or Medicaid.
Passages is proud to offer you the best treatment available and watch as you transform into the incredible person you have always wanted to be. The world is so full of opportunity for you to grow and expand, not feel lost or hopeless. There is so much life out there waiting to be lived; we hope that you stay with us at Passages and begin your journey to becoming the best possible version of yourself.
How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:
Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.