Quit Drinking, Now!

Quit Drinking, Now!

What starts off as one harmless social drink can turn into a serious addiction. Alcohol addiction is a serious problem that has the potential to destroy a family. Addicts often can’t find enough reasons to try and wean themselves off the alcohol. That’s probably because all the consumption has done some irreparable damage to their cognitive abilities. Well, if they can’t list it out, we sure can.

A Better and Happier Life – Main Benefits

1. Improved Quality of Life

Alcohol addiction is self-destruction of the highest order. Everything from your relationships, health, career, emotional capacity goes down a long winding spiral. The more you indulge in alcoholism the more damage you’ll inflict. Before it’s too late, take the road to recovery. Everyone knows that the toughest stage of recovering alcoholics is fighting through the withdrawal symptoms. If you come out that tunnel alive, then there is hope for everything that you destroyed during the course of your alcoholism. Learn the virtue of patience.

The average timeline of withdrawal symptoms is about 2-4 days, after which you won’t feel the burning desire to shove alcohol down your throat. The constant state of hangover that you’ve been in for so many seasons will gradually start to fade and your body will begin to heal itself from all the abuse of chronic alcoholism.

2. Saves You Money

Going sober will also be light on your pockets. Since alcoholics inhale alcohol, it can make a major dent in your finances. Studies have shown that based on your lifestyle and your choice of poison, you could be spending anywhere from $70 to $300 a week on alcohol and drinking related activities. That’s an average of $3640 to $15,600 a year, or $36,400 to $156,000 over a decade of alcoholism.

Not only does alcoholism put a cramp in your existing finances, it also diminishes your earning capacity. Once you’re working towards being sober, one of your agendas should be to get a job and stick to it or maybe go back and finish school; basically, something that will help put the money back into your bank balance.

3. Increased Life Expectancy

Alcoholics have a life expectancy almost 2 decades short of what non-alcoholics do. If living longer doesn’t motivate you to quit drinking, it’s a wonder what will. Quitting alcohol will not only improve your quality of life, it’ll let you enjoy more of it. It’s a common notion that alcoholics deem their body unable to repair itself at that stage in their lives and ergo, they’ll keep drinking till eternity.

4. Cuts Off Toxic Behavior

The worst part about alcohol addiction is the changes it makes to your inherent personality. Not only do you turn sour, you also tend to foster and make toxic relationships. While recovering, you’ll also start to form new, healthy relationships whilst cutting out the toxic relations. It might seem as a horrifying task to do – mending relationships – but once you get down to it, you might actually be surprised at how easily people you cast out will just as easily cast you back into their lives.

Final Words

Take each day as it comes. Don’t be disheartened; results take time. You will see the benefits of quitting drinking on your own body and mind. You can do it. Stay strong, stay sober!

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Sagar is co-founder and CTO at Multia, a leading creative agency in Pune. He started his venture when he was 16, he has won numerous international and national web development competitions and has worked on 100+ web, mobile and online marketing projects. He’s a globe-trotter and has traveled to San Francisco, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Dubai, Jakarta and Bali Islands.
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