What Using Alcohol Takes Away From You

It is hard to stop drinking alcohol, and it is even harder to enter recovery once you are addicted. However there is nothing more important than overcoming a drinking habit or alcohol addiction problem. Alcohol can destroy your health, your life and your future.

How Alcohol Affects Quality of Life

When you are drinking alcohol, your body is stressed. Regular drinking can lead to liver disease, liver failure and various types of cancer. Alcohol directly attacks the liver by killing its cells, and this makes a liver transplant not a matter of if but when for alcoholics.

Alcohol takes away your ability to make intelligent decisions and heightens the possibility that you might do something you will regret while drunk. This could be as simple as saying things you regret to loved ones, or it could be far worse and involve getting into a car and driving home when you have had too much to drink. That decision could hurt or cripple your life and the lives of others as well. Accidents related to alcohol consumption hurt the lives of others and can place you in prison and create economic debt from crashed vehicles, lawsuits and hospital bills. Once you have been imprisoned or have a criminal record, it is far harder to get a desirable job. College programs or career choices will be closed off because of a decision that was fueled by alcohol.

Recovering from Alcoholism

Recovery will not reverse past mistakes, but it can prevent future ones from occurring. You can reclaim the trust of your loved ones and repair relationships that were hurt while you were under the influence. You can regain your physical health and your emotional stability. You will no longer make decisions influenced by alcohol, and your life will be your own.

Stop Alcohol Abuse Today

Don’t let alcohol take away your ability to live your own life. Make the decision to take control, and call our toll-free helpline to find out how you can find recovery and overcome alcohol addiction. Call our toll-free helpline now, as we have recovery counselors available 24 hours a day.