Dry January 2018: What happens when you detox from alcohol?

Dry January 2018: What happens when you detox from alcohol?
What happens when you detox from alcohol?

What happens when you detox from alcohol?


The most popular new year resolution in the past was losing weight, working out more and eating well. This year, it’s #DryJanuary (it’s all over social media), a month detox from alcohol. For many, it’s a way to take a break from drinking following the festive season.

A new year means heaps of champagne which follow with detox as a tradition. Alcohol is undeniably injurious to health no matter how entwined the cultural norm. Let’s look at why you need to detox from alcohol and what are implications on your health of detoxing from alcohol.


Dosage matters to detox from alcohol

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), a research and advocacy organization that comprises many of the nation’s leading cancer doctors, reported seven types malignancies linking to alcohol. The report also suggests that no matter if you are a binge drinker once in a while with your friends or a light-regular drinker, chances of malignancies always exist. The highest at risk are the heavy drinkers.  

Eight drinks in a week are considered heavy, and four drinks in one session are regarded as binge drinking. Regular female drinkers should especially careful. While men can process alcohol faster, women process alcohol slower than men.


Why you need to detox from alcohol

In a report, Dr. Daniel McCrimons said, it depends upon how long the person has been in the chronic state of drinking. You get mild repair when you detox from alcohol for a month, but the repairs recede when you go back to drinking. For the detox to be effective, there has to be a moderation in alcohol consumption in December and other months of the year not just in January 2018. According to doctors, excessive drinkers get the most benefit when you detox from alcohol for a month.


Effects of drinking

Excessive drinking increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, insomnia and weight gain. Mostly immediate influence of alcohol is the disturbance in the quality of sleep. Alcohol acts on the top layer of the brain called the cortex. It has a sedating effect on the person rather than the person falling to sleep naturally. It wreaks havoc on the REM cycle of sleep. REM or rapid eye movement plays a crucial role in learning and memory. REM is responsible for brilliant insights and problem-solving.


Health benefits of detox from alcohol

If you detox from alcohol, it can help to Improve your liver function, boost memory, reduce anxiety and have better sleep

Tip: Pick a hobby or activity that you love to stay busy and stay away from drinking.

Alcohol accounts for overeating as it alters our perception of how much we eat and willpower to control our diet. Each cocktail contains 150 to 350 calories. So if you want to lose weight, you might also want to stay alcohol.


Contact us:

Do you have a chronic drinking problem and looking for assistance to put an end to this menace of alcohol abuse. Give us a call at 928-468-1337, choose Grant Alcohol Detox Program. Dr. Grant is a Board Certified Addiction Specialist who provides expert detox services in your home.

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