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Five Health Reasons to Stop Drinking Today

Dillon McClernon

Authored by Dillon McClernon

Learn more about what alcohol rehabs can do for your health.

If you have been struggling with alcohol use, your friends and family have probably begun to express concerns about your well-being. Perhaps your relationships with others have also deteriorated or your work performance has declined due to your substance use. Now, it is time to learn how to stop drinking with alcohol rehabs. You may be thinking, “Why now?” You plan to get around to it eventually, but why is now the time? In this blog, you’ll find 5 important reasons to stop drinking today.

Stop Drinking Today to Avoid These Negative Health Impacts

You don’t have to drink heavily every day for alcohol to have a negative impact on your health. Whether you binge drink or are a regular heavy drinker you are doing serious harm to your body.

Binge drinking or heavy drinking can have an array of negative effects on your body. Here are five excellent reasons to stop drinking today.

  • Heart damage– Risk of cardiomyopathy (stretching and drooping of heart muscles), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat), stroke, and high blood pressure may all be increased by excess drinking.
  • Liver damage– The liver plays a big role in processing the alcohol you put in your system. This takes a big toll on it and leads to several complications including, fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, fibrosis, and cirrhosis.
  • Pancreatitis– Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can lead to dangerous inflammation and swelling in the blood vessels of the pancreas.
  • Cancer– Excess alcohol consumption can increase the risk of several types of cancers including mouth, esophagus, throat, liver, and breast.
  • Lowered Immunity– Excess drinking over time or even on a single occasion can lower the body’s immune capabilities, making you more susceptible to illness.

Many think these damages only occur over time and another night of heavy drinking won’t make it worse. However, the truth is that every time you drink too much there are damaging effects on your body. There will never be the right time or the best time other than now. If you put off your decision to stop drinking until tomorrow, you most likely keep putting it off. Therefore, with the passage of time continues the damaging impact of alcohol on your body. Stop drinking today with professional alcohol rehab. Contact Lighthouse today at 1-800-RECOVERY.

Authored by

Dillon McClernon

Dillon McClernon

Dillon currently serves as the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at RCA. After his tenure as Chief Communications Officer and senior advisor to RCA, he opted for a full-time position at RCA where he could build a new team linking sales and marketing to directly impact RCA’s mission of saving 1 million lives.


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