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3 Reasons to Stop Drinking Alcohol

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Taking control of your alcohol addiction will definitely improve your health, but that’s not the only benefit of recovery.


We’re going to spare you the lecture about how getting sober will protect your health—because you’ve known that one since high school health class.

The truth is your life will actually get better once you stop drinking. Not all of the changes will happen overnight, but they will all happen. Eventually, the new you will look back on the day you stopped drinking as a gift, not a punishment.

You’ll Have More Energy and Be More Productive

Alcohol may help you fall asleep faster, but science is very clear on the fact that it takes away from a good night’s sleep, especially in the second half of the night. The result? A groggier, less productive next day.

And it’s not just that. You’ll have less super-late nights, no hangover to contend with and an alertness that lights up every area of your life.

Here’s a few of the “wins” people have mentioned after quitting:

  • I finished the first draft of a book.
  • I bought an amazing condo.
  • I got the promotion I’ve always wanted.
  • I started a new company.
  • I formed new friendships.
  • My love of learning was reignited.
  • I saved $6,500 in a year on drinks.
  • I started reading and writing again.
  • I walk everywhere now.
  • My work has a sense of purpose that it did not have before.

At the end of the day, those are some pretty compelling reasons not to drink alcohol.

You’ll Look Better

Almost immediately, your skin will appear more hydrated. Soon after, you’ll notice any ruddiness disappear as swollen capillaries begin to recover.

But the biggest changes will probably occur at your waistline. According to a study published in the American Journal of Nutrition, alcohol can cause drinkers to eat 30 percent more calories in a day—and that’s not even including the calories in the alcohol.

You may also find yourself at the gym more often, which will tone you up as well.

You’ll Like Yourself More

The morning after a night of big drinking is never a good thing. Even if you don’t have a hangover, there’s often a sense of failure, guilt and loss of control. You did it again. You drank more than you planned.

Once you give up alcohol, that feeling will be gone. And it’s not just your sobriety that you will be proud of. You’ll also like yourself more as you see your sobriety impact other area’s of your life, especially your relationships.

Alcohol Rehab Near Denver—The Raleigh House

At The Raleigh House, we believe in a whole-person approach to recovery that focuses on the physical, psychological, emotional, social and mental aspects of addition. We’d love the opportunity to help you discover your path to a healthy, fulfilling and rewarding life. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about the alcohol addiction treatment program at The Raleigh House.

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