As an excessive drinker, you can do a lot of damage to your body long-term. Alcohol abuse can harm vital organs, impair the immune system and increase the risk of cancer.
The most immediate side effects of excess drinking relate directly to how it harms the brain. You’re likely to feel confused, dizzy and disoriented immediately after a night of binge drinking. The following day, you’ll probably have a pounding headache and feel groggy. Other side effects include low body temperature, vomiting or nausea.
But what are the positive effects you’ll experience when you completely detox from alcohol? In this article, we’ll take a look.
The first thing you’ll notice is how quitting alcohol impacts your brain. Depending on how much you’ve been drinking, these changes can happen pretty quickly.
Within a few days to a week, you’ll notice major improvements in:
- Critical thinking
You may also lose some weight while your body repairs nutritional deficiencies.
In addition, you’ll be preventing certain cancers like:
- Breast cancer
- Liver cancer
- Esophagus cancer
- Mouth cancer
- Pharynx cancer
Quitting alcohol use also allows the natural defenses of your body to kick back in. You won’t be sick nearly as often.
Improvements in Mental Health
Beyond the debilitating physical side effects, excessive alcohol use also causes many different mental health problems. It causes irritable moods and disrupts sleep. Individuals that drink a lot increase their risk for severe depression and anxiety disorders. Very heavy drinkers can also experience disturbing hallucinations.
Quitting your alcohol use will quickly help you recover from these, and other mental health issues.
- Deeper and longer sleep
- Relief from anxiety
- Relief from depression
- Stabilized mood
If mental health issues continue to persist after a few months of abstinence from alcohol, you may have developed a co-occurring disorder that is separate from your alcohol use. While alcohol will make existing mental health issues worse, a co-occuring disorder is treatable with professional therapy.
Additional Benefits of Quitting
As you well know, drinking too much leads to regrettable situations and embarrassing moments. People who drink too much or too often are likely to experience problems in other areas of life.
After quitting, you’ll begin to notice:
- Improved relationships
- Increased confidence
- Fewer legal and financial problems
- Greater success academically
These are even more great reasons to quit.
You Can Make It Through Detox
Detox won’t be an enjoyable experience, but as you can now see, it’s worth it. If you can’t quit drinking on your own, get in touch with a detox and rehab clinic to get started. Don’t delay another day. Please call us for more information today at 855-807-4673.