Stop drinking: Consequences for the body by day and month

Alcohol addiction is an unconditional evil for a person, so everyone should know what happens if you suddenly stop drinking alcohol, with the usual rhythm of life and the general state of the body. None of us are safe from alcoholism, since addiction to it arises gradually and imperceptibly, starting with a pleasant time at the table with friends. But the simple happiness of communication quickly turns into a death run in a vicious circle from which it is difficult to escape.

True, today, thanks to innovative methods of correcting addiction, there is such an opportunity, with the help of which, for some reason, alcohol addiction is overcome.

The addiction to alcohol

How exactly this will happen is unpredictable, as separation has many consequences, depending on a number of factors. Among them, the following are considered to be the most important:

  • Genetic predisposition.
  • Gender and age.
  • The quality of the alcohol consumed.
  • Cans.
  • Duration of use of ethanol.
  • Human psychomotor skills.

Indeed, all changes in the body can be divided into: somatic (physical) and psychological.

A thirsty man's diary: what is it?

Psychologists say that for a person who stops drinking, keeping a dedicated internet diary on the addiction control website can become a lifeline.

It is carried out daily and is open to anyone who has the same problems. The support from fellow sufferers increases the chances of success enormously. Every day, electronic records document everything that happens to a person who has given up alcohol: deterioration, breakdowns, improvement of the condition. There you can clearly understand the connection between the strength of beverages and the withdrawal symptoms after refusal, calculate the financial components of the alcohol aversion process and see the amount of alcohol consumed.

Above all, keeping a diary helps to find the exact starting point at which the most dangerous part on the way to sobriety, the so-called "point of no return", has been passed and each new day confirms the correctness of a person's actionsState of the body.

In addition, the diary stimulates the analytical activity of the brain, helps restore the concentration of brain activity and accelerates the recovery process. The need to keep daily records of assessing the addict's actions by others, doctors, becomes a reliable support and aid in the decision to part with alcohol.

It is necessary to understand that the chosen path is long. Treatment for alcoholism is complex and includes both inpatient treatment and an outpatient visit to a narcologist for a year or two (all individually) as a person does not know how to live without ethanol.

The anonymous society of an alcoholic can help with sobering up; there, following a clear program of 12 steps to sobriety, one can really acquire and consolidate the skills of a normal life and restore one's social component. In this case, the public discussion of the diary can make a decisive contribution to its clarity.

The Consequences of Daily Stopping Alcohol

This table is a good help for the diary. It clearly shows the main stages of parting with alcohol in the light of the body's response to it.

It is important to understand that the process of alcohol refusal is difficult and even fatal if you fail to follow the steps to implement it.

It all depends on the duration of the alcohol abuse, the ethanol dosage, the condition of the body being destroyed as a result, and the appropriateness of therapy. It must not be forgotten that sharp rejection is always difficult to endure.

A period of time Symptoms therapy
24 hours Suppression of the most important body functions: hangover, tremors, headache, racing heart, pressure surges, intoxication, loss of appetite, depression, insomnia. The patient at home is abundantly drunk with detoxification agents and sorbents. Pain relievers, antihypertensive drugs, sedatives, antidepressants that support the heart and kidneys are used - on the recommendation of a doctor. In the hospital and sometimes also during resuscitation, detoxification and the support of the most important therapy systems also become the basis.
48 hours The poisoning continues with nausea and vomiting, headache, tremors, nightmares, loss of appetite, bitterness in the mouth and dry mucous membranes, strong desire to drink. Constipation or diarrhea are linked. Detox therapy remains the basis, with cardiotonics, antihypertensive drugs and antiarrhythmics, drugs are added that normalize the work of the digestive tract, while restoring the water-electrolyte metabolism with abundant drinking and multivitamin complexes. They continue to relieve headaches, calm the central nervous system.
72 hours Frustration, aggression, irritability, nausea, dizziness. If you join hallucinations, medical attention is needed. On the third day, along with ongoing detox therapy, they begin to restore central nervous system and PNS functions - nootropics are added. Pay attention to the restoration of liver function - hepatoprotectors. Check the urine output. The normal work of the heart muscle, the absence of cardiac arrhythmias, continues to be important.
fifth day The hangover subsides, the appetite increases, the symptoms of intoxication melt away. All of the alcohol is removed from the blood. Powerful detox therapy is replaced by sorbents, the sugar level is controlled, diuresis is considered. Supports the condition of the liver and pancreas. She continues to take antidepressants, nootropics, and hepatoprotectors. There is a risk of breakdown as the craving for alcohol increases as a compensatory psychological response to the complete cleansing of the body from it. Ethanol provides the brain with light carbohydrates. This is a habit and not drinking alcohol can lead to hypoglycemia. This must also be taken into account and timely stopped with glucose.
week Appetite and digestion are normalized, sleep becomes deep, there are no nightmares, the dry mouth disappears, the liver is painless. Heartburn is possible. Potential impotence is especially uncomfortable. Particular attention is paid to restoring the immune system. Immunostimulating and immunomodulating therapy follows. She continues to take symptomatic medication. The detox therapy is canceled. Heartburn is relieved with antacids.
Two weeks The consciousness clears. Against the background of symptomatic therapy, together with a doctor, a daily regimen, a balanced diet, an administration regimen and gradual withdrawal from drugs are developed. Auto-training is connected.
month The patient begins to think appropriately, realizes that he has stopped drinking, the emotional perception of life and sexual function are restored. The pastes disappear, the teeth become whiter, the bruises under the eyes disappear. At this point, it is useful to have a special wallet in which you can put money for a bottle, spend more time in the fresh air, and try out metered physical activity. At that moment there is a threat of a collapse of another genesis: when suddenly a former alcoholic sees a bottle or an old drinking companion.
60 days Immunity is restored. This is the period of full clinical and laboratory examination to identify weak points in the body and correct this pathology. Sometimes dysfunctions take a long time to treat.
90 days Psychosomatics are normalized, irritations disappear, the body works normally, the state of health is good. Having an interesting hobby, having a pet is extremely useful to a former alcoholic, auto-training is still important. At this point, you should reconsider your attitudes towards others, avoid communicating with a drinking company, and spend more time with your family.
Half a year The person returns to the previous psycho-emotional and social state. The most important thing during this time is continuous auto-training, a hobby, a family and a clearly set life goal. The program created on the 30th day of alcohol cessation is still up to date. At this point in time, the family's financial situation improves thanks to the savings in alcohol spending and the increased productivity of the former alcohol drinker. Career development is possible.
year The function of all organs and systems is normal. Return to a full, alcohol-free life. Mental and financial well-being.

Recovery phase

This is a very difficult time. In order for the recovery period to be successful, you need to understand one simple thing: alcohol is a poison, so it does not require any special treatments, except for a strong detox and the fastest elimination of ethanol toxins from the body.

In fact, every poison is special, and for every poisonous substance there is an antidote without which a person dies. Yes, and everyone has their own characteristics of the organism. However, for successful treatment, it is always necessary to stop taking poisons. Then clean up and tidy up all systems.

If the body is detoxified according to general rules, then there is no single method of recovery, everything is purely individual. You need to know what exactly the person is poisoned with (brand of alcohol), the dose of the poison ingested, the condition of the internal organs. For this reason, it is always better to start abstaining from alcohol under medical supervision.

Especially if the condition of the body deteriorates sharply after the abolition of ethanol intake. Only a doctor can choose the right antidote and, if necessary, carry out resuscitation measures.

The same is with the process of cleansing the body. Everything is individual. Someone has had enough of their own compensatory skills. This is because self-healing processes are initiated with the cessation of alcohol intake, ethanol is completely eliminated by itself without the use of medication.

However, if the amount of the accumulated alcohol metabolites is too large, then outside help is required: the introduction of detoxifying solutions that dilute the concentration of toxins, stimulate their excretion and maintain the functionality of the kidneys, liver, heart and pancreas.

The most difficult recovery period awaits those who have been in a state of binge more than once. You have the maximum exhaustion of nervous forces, energy credits. This is a state in which a chemical activator of its energetic abilities constantly gets into the body, for which you then have to pay with nervous exhaustion: pay interest.

The analogy with those who stop drinking is very apt for those who, after getting used to living in debt, suddenly turn down credit. It's very difficult, uncomfortable, and unusual. But when a person slips off this financial and credit needle, after a short time begins to experience psychological comfort and confidence in the future.

So it is with alcohol. It's hard to stop, but the future is worth it. You can imagine yourself at the foot of the emotional-energetic staircase and on the upper floors - a quiet, happy, successful life. You only have to take a few steps to do this.

The Myth of Physical Addiction

There is a strong opinion among people that it is a mistake to stop drinking immediately and suddenly. You have to do this gradually, it gets easier and easier. But that's just another myth.

Abrupt withdrawal from alcohol is the only correct way to solve the problem of alcohol addiction. The gradual departure from ethanol will inevitably lead to a return, since at some point the stress reduction or the desire to demonstrate that you are overwhelmed can most easily be accomplished with the help of an additional dose of alcohol.

In order to facilitate separation from an addiction, it is necessary to understand and accept that the craving for alcohol is formed exclusively at the level of the psyche and never at the level of the physical needs of the body.

Life without alcohol

It is difficult for a person who has stopped drinking to socialize in everyday life, so psychologists and narcologists offer some simple rules that can help you make this process a lot easier.

Alcohol-free festival

It turns out that at the festive table you can share the fun with others and without ethanol. Remember that energy drinks have a negative effect on the heart and blood vessels, and non-alcoholic beer contains around 1% alcohol.

Even kvass is not safe for a person who stops drinking because it contains alcohol.

It is better to use delicious tea with lemon, rose hips with honey, milkshake - all this is in the piggy bank of sobriety and good humor at the table.

Stress relief

Everything is simple here: stress is relieved through exercise. We relieve the head by straining the muscles. You can turn to physical therapy: high-oxygen cocktails also give you energy to help you overcome stress and relieve the nervous system.

Yoga will help many. It replaces smoking and stress pills. Those with a sweet tooth help with honey, jam, sweets and ice cream cake. Sugar will play the role of an activator of the pleasure center and create the illusion of complete wellbeing.

prepare food

Alcohol is used in many recipes: barbecue marinades, cognac in cake cream, braised meat in wine sauce. But all of this can easily be replaced without loss of taste, creating unnecessary complications.

Grape vinegar or Isabella juice is an analogue to wine, a stock cube - beer, ginger - champagne, cherry liqueur - has the same taste as syrup with cold mineral water.

In addition, you can use the following knowledge:

  • Self-hypnosis is a guarantee that there will be no return to alcohol.
  • If you feel like drinking, anything but alcohol helps 100%.
  • To constantly spend time in the air to prevent hypoxia.
  • For digestive problems, try to normalize it in a natural way: a diet high in vegetables, fiber, prunes with kefir at night.
  • Drink 10 glasses of pure water a day.
  • The morning shower invigorates you and puts you in a good mood.
  • Avoid unnecessary parties, watch family comedies more often, indulge yourself with your favorite sweets - all of this will drive away depression.
  • Share your experiences with loved ones.

And then life without alcohol is joy.