You might be wondering what a sober life does. Giving up alcohol might seem like giving up fun. Maybe some of your best memories were with alcohol. You have probably heard repeatedly that a sober life is better but how can you be sure?
Getting sober has huge health benefits and will improve your life. Not just physically but also will make you happier in the long run. It also makes you a better person, and you will not hurt the people around you as much.
Alcohol can be very dangerous and is the cause of many diseases. Here are some diseases doctors have said that alcohol increases the risks.
- Cancer – Most notably in the mouth, throat, liver, colon, breast, and stomach.
- Heart diseases
- Intestinal issues
A lot of binge drinking has immediate symptoms too. If you quit, you will notice some health benefits almost immediately.
- More Energy To Work
- Regular Appetite Returns
- No Headaches in the Morning
- No More Stool Issues
- Better Looking Skin – Alcohol dehydrates the body, so alcoholics usually have dehydrated skin.
Drinking reduces your ability to think clearly which is why people tend to act on their impulses when they are under the influence. Clearer thoughts help you make fewer actions that you will regret. It enables you to plan and learn about yourself. In general, alcohol damages the brain in a lot of different ways. A sober life will help restore a lot of various brain functions.
- No More Memory Loss
- Learning Becomes Easier – Drinking can slow the process of creating new brain cells.
- Fewer Mood Swings
- Less Prone to Depression
- Less Prone to Anxiety
- Easier to Manage Your Anger
When alcohol is a big reason a relationship is created, that relationship is sometimes not healthy. It can be unstable and volatile. Making friends and relationships is a vulnerable thing and alcohol effects trust. You can easily hurt people around you.
Without alcohol, it will become harder for you to hurt the people you love. Characteristics like compassion and kindness become important. You will have more patience with yourself and be able to love the people around you more faithfully.
Life Changing Decisions
Everyone has to find activities to fill up the time they used to spend drinking. The only way for a sober life to be successful is if you find an activity that you are passionate about. With more time to be passionate, there is a high chance you will make significant decisions based on your dreams and goals.