What could happen when you quit alcohol for 30 days?

what happens to you when you stop drinking for one month

30 Days Without Alcohol – does that sounds ok with you?

As people start to realise the benefits of quitting alcohol or even taking a break for a while – we have seen global interest and amazing movements start from this idea.

I am sure you will have heard of Sober October, dry Jaunary, and many other variations, what great ideas!

Committing to ‘go sober’ for 30 days, to stop drinking but without the full commitment of stopping altogether often entices people to try the teetotal lifestyle when they might not have otherwise.

There are communities both on and offline that are flying the flag for people to have a taste of what it is like to live without drinking. And the feedback is immense!

What actually happens to me if I stop drinking alcohol for thirty days?

Everyone seems to be jumping on these ‘challenges’ – but what are you actually going to do to your body when you banish the booze for a straight month? Surely there have been enough people going through these quit drinking challenges by now to get an idea of what to expect?

Too right there has been!

The benefits of cutting out alcohol for 30 days.

By going sober for just 1 month, you’ll likely see at least a few benefits, like:

  • Increased energy
  • Improved sleep
  • better concentration
  • Reduced cholesterolsterol
  • rediced cancer risks
  • Better emotional stability
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Improved autoimmune system functions better – you stay healthier

Who Benefits From an Alcohol-Free Month?

Hmmm, now this is a loaded question if ever there was one!

Who benefits from YOU going teetotal for a month?

You, your family, friends, work-colleagues, neighbours…basically ANYONE who you come into contact or have any sort of interaction with will benefit from you becoming alcohol free.

Why?

Friends – you will be nicer to hang around with, be more level-headed, be more reliable.
Family
Work-Colleagues
Neighbours

basically ANYONE who you come into contact or have any sort of interaction with will benefit from you becoming alcohol free.

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What Happens During 30 Days Without Alcohol?

Better Sleep

Abstaining from alcohol will help you get a better night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. 

Although 15 to 28 percent of people use alcohol to help them sleep, it reduces the quality and quantity of rest. Alcohol can disrupt the two most essential parts of our sleep: 

  1. Slow-wave sleep (deep sleep), which is the most physically vital part of sleep.
  2. REM sleep, which is the part of sleep that helps you learn and remember. 

Less Bloating

Possible Weight Loss

Lower Anxiety Levels

Say goodbye to alcohol for one month and there is a very good chance that you will experience reduced anxiety – if anxiety is something that you suffer with. This has to be one of the most noted or commented aspect of quitting alcohol that people seem to mention in our groups and personally noted in 1-1 sessions.

In fact, one study showed that participants who didn’t drink for a month saw a significant decrease in their anxiety levels. So if you’re looking to cut down on your anxiety, abstaining from alcohol may be the way to go.

Increased Energy and Focus

Increased Hydration

No Hangovers

Better Skin

Other Health Benefits

What Happens After 30 Days Without Alcohol?

Benefits of “Dry January”

When Someone Should Quit Drinking Permanently 

How to Safely Detox from Alcohol

What’s Next?

ebook guide

FInd Your Own Alcohol Off Switch

Make that change.  Work out whatever it is that hits your switch, and gets you on the road to sobritety.

This could be a book, a group, a meeting, a whole new approach to life.  Finding 'your' reason to quit alcohol is personal, on every level.

Learning to change your relationship with alcohol, your views, your beliefs.

Read our guide on how you can begin the journey to find your own 'Alcohol Off Switch'.

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