Giving Up Alcohol Increases Your Happiness and Long-Term Health

 Giving up alcohol is easy to do once you realize it does nothing for you, except deteriorate your health and happiness. Giving up alcohol is a great way to increase your wellbeing and quality of life.

Make No Mistake…Alcohol Is Systematically Addicting

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” By Carl Jung.

A few days ago, I read an article (blasted on social media) stating that one glass of wine provides the same benefits as one hour of exercise…what? It’s easy to look back 30 years from now and frown upon all the cigarette smokers as we now understand that cigarettes never did anything for us. We now wonder how the consumption of cigarettes ever grew as vastly as it did in the 1960s.

Alcohol has greater reinforcement – and is more addictive – than Caffeine, Nicotine, and Marijuana. Alcohol is almost as addictive as Heroin! If you were given the opportunity to try a substance slightly less addictive than Heroin, would you do it? Unfortunately, most people have.

From an early age, we are bombarded with alcohol advertising campaigns. An average of $2 billion dollars are spent each year by the beverage industry to systematically create the illusion that we are somehow happier and safer when consuming a product that causes stomach ulcers, nerve damage, liver damage, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks, and cancer. Everywhere we go, our “friends” encourage us to have a drink to wind down, release stress, or enjoy ourselves.

Alcohol Destroys Your Mental & Physical Health

I have enjoyed working in regional hospitals, assisted living facilities, and mental health facilities. Along the way, I have built lasting relationships with clients and learned about numerous lifestyle choices which make a direct impact on our long-term health. And one of the fastest deterioration of our physical and mental health is alcohol use.

Drinking provides NO benefits at all. Once you become a non-drinker, you will give up nothing; just get rid of a disease. We all know that alcohol wastes your liver (no pun intended), but it also damages the body’s DNA, proteins, and impairs your ability to break down key nutrients.

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About the Author

Audrey Lefebvre, RN is a holistic lifestyle nurse in Florida, and has been practicing holistic healthcare and natural medicine for the past 5 years. She has experience with organic healthcare regimens, natural medicine, and Assisted Living. Audrey loves to care for the elderly and gives back to our community. On her spare time, she blogs about lifestyle regimens, healthy living, and her pet-dog Snooki. For more information on Audrey Lefebvre and Assisted Living, please visit her website at or