Stop Drinking Alcohol ..Quitting Drinking and its Benefits

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If you are like many Americans, you may drink alcohol occasionally. Or, like others, you may drink moderate amounts of alcohol on a more regular basis. The long-term effects of bad habits are rarely sufficient to motivate people to change their lives.

While there are socially and legally acceptable or "safe" amounts of alcohol one can drink, any alcohol consumption comes with risks. Even with that said, about 1 in 3 men and 1 in 7 women drink more than the "safe" limit. If you are one that drinks above that limit and beyond, you may be increasing your chance for serious problems. Stop drinking now!

There are many benefits to be gained be quitting drinking. Let's look at just a few:

It decreases your risk of developing diseases such as cirrhosis, damage to the pancreas, heart problems, certain cancers, sexual problems, and other conditions. In general, the more effort you do to quit drinking, the lower risk of illness you will get. You an have a healthy body. You can get very well with your family, coworkers, and friends.

You will gain a new sense of self. You will begin to see yourself as a valuable person who is worthy of your own love and the love of others. This outlook will bring you emotionally closer to those around you giving your live meaningand that's what life is all about.

You will have more money in your pocket. Imagine all of the things you can do and places you can go by saving the money once spent on alcohol toward something better for you.

You literally gain a new taste for things. Your appetite will return and with it, your muscle tone and health. You will drop off the extra pounds be eliminating all of the fat that alcohol contains.

Reclaim your lost time. Suppose you have a few drinks around the house, five times a week, and that light touch of drunkenness costs you three hours of productive thinking each time. You will save about one full month off your life within one year. That's a lot of lost time which could have been put towards writing a speech, reading a book, playing a sport, or even starting a business.

Another benefit comes from within you. Knowing that you were strong enough, had enough self-control and the power to overcome a battle as tough as alcohol is a major accomplishment. The ability to say that you did it is priceless.

There are some things to be proud of. Giving up alcohol is a mark of respect and regret to all those that have lost their lives to heart disease, alcohol poisoning, liver cancer and teenagers that drink and suffer death from over drinking.

You will want to get out of bed every day. You will find yourself being an early riser. Alcohol makes you feel tired and sluggish even when you want to be energetic and awake. Alcohol disrupts your life in so many ways, even your sleep, but once you quit you can get up early and fulfill the plans you make. Knowing that you can get up and face a world free from the effects of a hangover is energizing in itself.

Discover how to Stop Drinking Alcohol found at written by Ed Philips and get free advice to help you Quit Alcohol Today.

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