It doesn’t take long for the body to start repairing itself from the damage caused by excessive drinking. According to a recent study, just four weeks of being alcohol-free can have major benefits in both the short and long term. Executive rehab center Chapters Capistrano has released a statement to the press regarding the health benefits of cutting back on drinking.
“Alcohol impacts all aspects of your health from organ function to mental health,” says Susie Shea, co-owner of the drug and alcohol rehab center. “Even when the damage isn’t visible to the eye, it’s still occurring. Cutting back on drinking and going for even just a month with no alcohol at all can really make a difference in how you feel and how your body operates.”
Researchers from the University of London analyzed data from 102 participants who took part in a “dry January” campaign. The participants were all in their 40s and drank more than recommended guidelines. The results showed improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol level, and liver function, as well as concentration. In addition, some participants lost up to six pounds.
Another benefit is that risk of diabetes and liver disease were decreased with abstaining from drinking. The study found that “after four weeks their ‘liver stiffness’ – an indication of damage and scarring – had been reduced by 12.5 percent, and their insulin resistance – a measurement of diabetes risk – had come down by 28 percent.”
“Many people don’t realize the complex damage that alcohol can cause,” notes Shea. “Not only does it put you at greater risk for liver damage, it can also increase risk of heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, sleep problems, and cognitive issues. While this study does not examine long-term effects, it does show that it’s not too late to improve your health. After you quit drinking for a month, you may decide to keep it up for even longer because you are looking and feeling better than you did in the past.”
Quitting cold turkey can be challenging, so Shea recommends tapering off drinking until abstaining completely is possible. Seeking professional treatment at a drug and alcohol rehab center can also make the process safer and more comfortable while equipping clients with strategies to maintain their sobriety.
“If you’ve tried quitting or cutting back without much luck, it may be time to consider rehab,” says Shea. “In a structured program tailored to your needs, you can more effectively make necessary changes and gain the confidence to follow through. Make your health and your life a priority.”
Chapters Capistrano is a luxury drug and alcohol treatment center located in the city of San Clemente in Orange County, California, with two beautiful ocean-view homes. Specializing in all types of substance abuse, Chapters offers flexible treatment programs that are designed to offer greater confidence in addiction recovery. With a thorough approach to detox, counseling and mental health, this center has delivered many success stories. In addition to offering alternative approaches to conventional recovery, Chapters is also recognized for providing guest comfort with exceptional accommodations, private rooms and cell and laptop allowance. Those searching to begin a new “Chapter” in addiction recovery are encouraged to contact the facility today.
Company Name: Chapters Capistrano
Contact Person: Marvin Kimble
Address:1525 Buena Vista
City: San Clemente
Country: United States