How long after quitting drinking does mood improve?

How long after quitting drinking does mood improve?

Some symptoms like changes in sleep patterns, fatigue, and mood swings can last for weeks or even months. But you’ll likely begin to feel healthier around five days to a week after you stop drinking.

Does quitting alcohol make you happier?

Over time, alcohol actually reduces levels of serotonin in your brain according to Tempest’s Director of Clinical Operations, Ruby Mehta, LCSW. Removing alcohol gives your body a chance to increase serotonin without depletion, so you may actually feel happier over time.

Why is happiness important in recovery?

True happiness gives you a reason to stay in Recovery and gives you the motivation you need to overcome your addiction. It will also help you: Work toward your goals. Withstand the temptation of cravings.

Is sobriety the best thing you have ever done for yourself?

I can honestly say sobriety is the best thing I have ever done for myself. It was my jumping-off point into a life I knew I had buried inside of me. I got out of debt, started a company that provides digital recovery, launched a podcast, and am in the middle of writing a book.

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Why is it so hard to be sober?

While making the decision to be sober was the best thing I’ve ever done, it’s also one of the hardest. Not only because not drinking is hard, but also because we live in a society where most everyone around us drinks.

What was your life like before you stopped drinking?

The life I had before I quit drinking was a lot like Groundhog Day; I was always waiting for it to begin and always reliving the same stuff, day after day, year after year. When I finally walked away from booze at 34, my life opened up. I can honestly say sobriety is the best thing I have ever done for myself.

What did you experience before you gave up drinking?

Before I gave up drinking, I experienced hundreds of fleeting moments in which I knew that I wanted to become teetotal, but I couldn’t bear the thought of living the rest of my life craving something that I had deemed off-limits. And so I continued to drink. That is, until I changed my approach to the whole business of living life sober.