Fighting alcohol and drug addiction is no walk in the park. However, everything good is worth working for, and sobriety certainly fits in this description of things to work for. Being in a constant state of intoxication comes with a variety of health concerns. Sometimes an addicted person can refuse to eat for days. Sometimes they don’t hydrate enough.
In addition, bad habits do not give you a very good quality of life. Once you kick off the habit, there are many health benefits that will manifest by and by in your body.
1 Fewer Toxins
Drugs and alcohol fill your body up with toxins. Once you quit imbibing, your body begins a detoxification process and it cleanses itself off these toxins. Your internal organs have a great time resetting and your body is able to resume its functions more efficiently. This in return makes you feel better and stronger, and you are able to function better.
2 Mental Clarity
With a reduction in the intake of toxins and chemicals that are not in any way beneficial to the body, you notice that you are more alert. In fact, that is the first thing you and others notice about you. Your brain is able to function better, and as the toxins leave the system, mental clarity increases. You begin to enjoy being present and being aware of the world around you, and you definitely prefer that to foggy mornings when you have no idea where you are or how you got there.
3 Improved Sleep
When you start fighting with alcohol and drug addiction, Your body goes back to its normal rhythm because you are no longer staying out drinking or taking drugs. You also no longer find yourself waking up on some floor or park bench after passing out from too much imbibing. Additionally, your mind is at rest as you are no longer agonizing about quitting or your next fix. You are also no longer worried about overdosing.
4 Your Energy Levels Improve
When your health is doing better because you are no longer filling your body with toxins, you feel more energetic. You are also eating better, drinking more water and sleeping better. Drugs and alcohol deplete your energy, but once you stop indulging, you find it easier to go about your activities without feeling drained.
5 Better, Healthier Skin
Your skin loses that pallid, unhealthy look as your complexion becomes more radiant. One of the first noticeable changes in most people is their skin. The complexion becomes more radiant and the eyes gain back their twinkle. Toxins really do a number on the body, and we only realize this when we stop ingesting them and start making healthier choices.
5 You will be Happier
When you are well, you are happy. You look better, you feel better, you eat and sleep better, and you are present. You are taking part in life and interacting with loved ones, and the shame of addiction is receding. You can even go back to earning a living, being independent and making your own decisions. That is a huge plus that comes with sobriety.
Once you are sober, you are able to enjoy sober living as the quality of your life as well as your relationships with friends, family and even foes go up a notch. You are also able to get involved in activities that you shunned before and actually enjoy yourself and the company of the people around you.