Whether you’re toying with the idea of a “dry January,” or thinking about how to get clean for good, recovery resolutions can have a major impact on your life in the new year and beyond.
For example, according to a study by New Scientist and the Institute for Liver and Digestive Health at University College London Medical School, just one month of alcohol can change your body in many ways. Participants in the study saw amazing results:
- Liver fat decreased up to 20%
- Blood glucose levels dropped by an average of 16%
- Total blood cholesterol dropped by around 5%
- Sleep quality improved by up to 10%
And that’s not including the potential positive effects on so many other areas of your life, like improved relationships, better work performance, new friendships, and more.
But if you’re convinced that giving up drugs or alcohol is the right decision for you, where do you start?
No matter what path you choose to pursue, know that admitting you have a problem is the first step (literally). Recovery IS possible, if you work for it.