It can be hard to avoid alcohol when your friends want to get a drink with you or you are constantly passing bars with people having fun while drinking. If you have never touched alcohol before, you will have a better chance of living a long, healthy life. If you learn about the true negative effects alcohol can have on you, you will never think to touch it.

Fewer empty calories

Alcohol contains no nutrients but still carries a lot of calories. A 12 ounce can of beer can be 153 calories and a 5 ounce glass of red wine can be 125 calories. Drinking too much alcohol can cause you to eat much as you will not feel full. Avoiding alcohol will give you the chance to eat foods with essential nutrients.

Reduce risk of chronic illnesses

Drinking leads to a number of health problems such as high blood pressure, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, and heart failure. Binge drinking can cause the liver to go into overdrive to get rid of the toxins. This will worsen the damage that alcohol has done and lead to liver disease.

Better appearance

Mass quantities of alcohol can give you jaundice which makes your skin turn yellow. Alcohol also breaks down collagen which causes wrinkles, saggy skin, and you end up looking tired and worn out.

Save money

According to a Finder survey, 4.5 million Americans spend more than $200 a week on alcohol. The bad decisions alcoholics make can cost them a lot of money as well such as getting charged a DUI, property damage, business deals, and other legal matters. All of these legal matters will make it harder to have a job if companies find too many of these charges on your record. By avoiding alcohol altogether, you will save money and make better decisions.

Better social connection

If you drink too much alcohol on a daily basis, that will push your friends, family, spouse, or business away from you as they will not find you fun to be around anymore. When you do not drink alcohol, people will see you for the caring and loving person that you are. If you feel the need to drink in order to keep your friends closer to you, then those are not the type of people you can be around. Not drinking will strengthen your relationships and you will not disappoint anyone.

Located in downtown Midland, The Springboard Center’s mission is to offer programs and services to treat alcohol and drug addiction treatment using an evidence based curriculum, 12 step programs, diet, nutrition, exercise, emotional, mental and spiritual development for a long recovery. For more information, please call us at 432-620-0255 as we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.