What Happens When You Quit Drinking?
Making the decision to leave abusing alcohol in your past is something that is unquestionably life-changing. Sadly, alcoholism is something that impacts an individual both physically and psychologically. However, when you make the choice to stop drinking, you will notice that your life will improve in several ways including:
- Your liver will begin to heal
It comes as no surprise that alcohol can have a negative impact on the health of your liver. However, your liver is an example of an organ that has the ability to start to heal as long as it has not been too damaged by your drinking. In many cases, the liver will start to heal within hours of your last drink.
- You may lose weight
Drinking alcohol can slow your metabolism down. As a result, it’s likely that a person with an alcohol addiction may have gained weight. Once you start your treatment program, you may notice that you start to lose weight.
- Mental clarity
Addiction is something that can cloud your thoughts and emotions. As you become more accustomed to your sobriety, you will find you have a better sense of mental clarity.
If you or a loved one is suffering from any form of addiction or abuse, please call Sylvan Detox at (818) 308-3099.
What To Expect in The First 30 Days of Recovery From Alcohol
The first 30 days of alcohol recovery is something that can be scary for an individual who has spent any period of time caught in the trap of alcoholism. However, when you have the right people around you, the first 30 days of alcohol treatment are something that can help to set you up for success for the rest of your life. Here are just a few examples of things that you can expect during your first 30 days of recovery:
- A better understanding of the fact that addiction is a disease
- Knowledge of the steps that you need to take to maintain your sobriety
- Set the basis for a plan for lifelong recovery
- Participation in different forms of addiction therapy
- An improvement in your physical and psychological health
It’s important to remember that your alcohol addiction is not something that developed overnight. Therefore, it will take longer than just a few days for you to overcome your substance abuse issue. The first 30 days of treatment will set the pace and the tone for lifelong recovery which is why it’s imperative that you commit yourself openly, honestly, and earnestly to the process of treatment.
Alcohol Rehab at Sylvan Detox
When you work with the Sylvan Detox team, you can expect to enjoy the personalized care and treatment that you need during this critical time in your life. We understand the importance of developing a care plan that helps each one of our clients feel comfortable and confident in the decisions that you’re making to improve your life. As a result, you will have the opportunity to decide whether you’re going to work through an inpatient or an outpatient treatment program.
An inpatient alcohol rehab program will give you the opportunity to live on our beautiful campus during the time that you’re in treatment and enjoy the sober and safe environment that our facility has to offer. During this time you will have unlimited access to your treatment team which can provide a great source of comfort. If you have work or school responsibilities, then a great solution would be to commit to an outpatient treatment plan. Outpatient treatment programs such as partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient treatment are more flexible which can help you to feel more comfortable with your first 30 days in alcohol recovery. If you would like to learn more about our inpatient or outpatient treatment programs, we encourage you to get in touch with our intake team today!