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March 04, 2019
While everyone has a fair idea of what happens to the human body when one consumes alcohol on a consistent basis, ironically they have less idea as to what happens if one stops drinking. In case you are someone planning to become sober, there is good news lined up for you. Here is what doctors have to say about giving up alcohol and the good effects it has on the mind, body, and spirit.
Impact on mental health
An individual dependent on alcohol treats the substance abused as a social crutch. Once they quit drinking, they would soon realize that they feel much better leaving behind this self-made support. In fact, they can now establish healthy social connections with like-minded people and engage in various activities and conversations that bind them together. Some of the visible effects of quitting drinking on mental health include the following:
Impact on physical health
The human gut is home to microbiotas, also known as healthy bacteria, that promotes vigorous body functions. Owing to the toxic nature of alcohol, substantial amounts of this healthy bacteria gets eliminated thereby creating an imbalance in the bacterial colonies. This type of imbalance in the gastrointestinal tract leads to stomach aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating. According to Dr. Niket Sonpal, a gastroenterologist and internist, the associated conditions due to this bacterial imbalance tends to subside when an individual starts eating healthy and ceases drinking. The other effects on physical health include the following.
Apart from the above, blood pressure stabilizes and the chances of developing liver, throat, stomach or any other cancers associated with drinking minimize. And better mental and physical health automatically leads to a better spirit.
Seeking help for alcoholism
Like any other form of addiction, with support from a good alcohol treatment facility offering effective alcohol treatment programs, an individual can receive treatment for both physical and mental dependence on alcohol. Invictus Health Group understands the fact that in order for sobriety to last, an alcohol addiction treatment program needs to be customized based on the patient’s severity, nature, and duration of alcohol use.
If you or a loved one is battling alcohol addiction and are looking for reliable alcohol treatment centers, get in touch with Invictus Health Group. Call our 24/7 helpline (866) 548-0190 and speak to a member from our admissions team to seek certified advice. You can also chat online to a representative to avail customized world-class alcohol detox treatment at any of our state-of-the-art facilities in California.