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Updated: Oct 10, 2019

Benefits of abstaining from drinking alcohol

If you are a social drinker, you do not rely on alcohol to make you feel better, but if you are suffering from alcohol addiction, you should rather seek professional help.

Liz Hemingway:

“ The day I became free of alcohol was the day that I fully understood and embraced the truth that I would not be giving anything up by not drinking.”

  • Improved cognition and problem solving

  • Increased mental focus and improved memory function

  • Improved digestion and removal of harmful toxins

  • Increased absorption of vitamins and minerals

  • Weight loss due to less caloric intake

  • Reduced risk of heart disease and alcohol-related cancers

  • Better immune system

  • Improved heart function

The benefits of ceasing alcohol use, especially binge drinking, aren’t limited to these listed. While some damage may be irreversible, everyone’s body is different and can repair itself to a certain degree. The main goal in abstaining from alcohol is to prevent any further damage from occurring.

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