The constant exposure to health challenges in the form of liver failure, kidney failure, and even cancer are all possible side effects of excessive alcohol consumption. Although you might not have the signs of extreme alcohol consumption, it’s still a good idea to take a regular break from booze. We’re here to explore life and possibilities outside the alluring bottle of an alcoholic beverage.
Why live alcohol-free
It doesn’t solve anything
While alcohol may offer some relief about certain aspects of a person’s life, it doesn’t rectify the situation, and it sure does not solve the problem. Drinking whenever you’re sad, angry, depressed, or emotional is equivalent to treating the eye when the leg is hurting.
You don’t need it
There’s no such thing as your body ‘needing’ alcohol, neither is there anything like ‘alcohol deficiency.’ You don’t need it to survive, so why consume it as if your existence depends on it?
Drinking takes up vital time, energy, and money. These are all crucial resources, which if invested in something else, can yield profitable returns.
As enticing as it may be, alcohol does not contribute anything to the body. Instead, it drains you from the inside out. It’s poisonous to the body!
Chronic alcohol consumption opens a host of ailments, including liver disease, cancer, gastrointestinal problems, immunodeficiency, brain damage, osteoporosis, heart disease, etc. It seems like a costly price for a few hours of pleasure.
How to live alcohol-free
Most alcoholics do not accept that there’s a problem in consuming barrels of alcohol per week. Hence, the first step to a healthier life is self-reflection and acceptance of the condition.
You may not be able to conquer this addiction on your own, so attend AA meetings or support groups to meet people in the same position as yourself.
Fix the reason
Whatever reason you felt the need to consume alcohol, it needs to be handled to prevent a relapse.
Carrying residual guilt from your mistakes will only drag out your recovery. Forgive yourself and move forward.
Life is beautiful, and an alcohol-free life can be rewarding and blissful! Indulge in healthy habits, try new things, and enjoy life to the fullest!