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30 Days Sober- A New Years Resolution

Congratulations! You've taken the first step of achieving any goal, gaining knowledge. I want you to know that I believe you can do it. I know you can!

As a bail bonds company in Oklahoma, we see a fair share of drinking-related cases including DUI, Public Intoxication, etc. In fact, Alcohol-Related Domestic Abuse and Assault cases were the majority of bail posted by Good Guys Bail Bonds in Canadian County Oklahoma.,

In this post, we will discuss what happens to your body when you stop drinking for 30 days.

Before we begin, let me just say that you can do anything for 30 days. Many men and women before you have quit drinking. As mentioned above the first step is gaining knowledge. The second step, although complex, is the application of that knowledge.

What is your motivation to stop drinking for 30 days? Perhaps you need a gut check to determine if you actually have a problem, perhaps health reasons, or maybe you are like me and hate the thought of anything outside my own mind and spirit being in control.

What is it for you? Take note of it and imagine how your life would be without alcohol. How would you feel? How would your relationships be affected? Your finances? Your health? Would the world seem brighter, the air fresher and colors more vivid? The answer to all of these questions is an easy YES!

Here is some insight from a few people who have blogged about their experience with alcohol. Can you relate?

"I don't know why I'm still doing this, but here goes nothing." As I grabbed the bottle of wine and poured some into a glass, I thought back to all the times I had gotten drunk, days where I didn't eat or shower, nights spent crying in bed for hours on end. That's when it hit me: Why am I still doing this? The answer was simple: "What else is there?"

As I was sitting alone in my room, looking at the old picture of me and my best friend from high school. The girl who I once called a sister. In the photo we're grinning ear to ear with our arms wrapped tightly around each other's shoulders. We were so happy back then...I wish I could go back to feeling this way again. It feels like there's a huge hole where all of that happiness used to be and it never fully goes away, no matter how hard I try to fill it up with all sorts of things-family, friends, fun activities-nothing ever seems enough anymore.

I decided it was time. But I knew that I could not take sobriety on as a whole so, I broke it up into smaller goals. I set my sights on one day, just one single day without drinking. On the second day I had a drink. After a few minutes of feeling like I hadn’t really accomplished anything significant, I decided that seven days would be an accomplishment I could be proud of.

- Ella

I knew I had a drinking problem. I went to my doctor and told him about it, so he prescribed me some pills for the withdrawals and we agreed that I should take them for thirty days straight without drinking anything or having any other substances. The first week was hard but then everything started to get better as time passed by. My stomach started to feel better and my head cleared up from all of the cobwebs. Now, fifteen days into this insane task, I am actually feeling like myself again! - John

"Hello Alcohol. I am not sure how to say this, but I think you and me need some time apart." said the man in a voice so low it was barely audible. "I have decided to stop drinking for thirty days." he continued, his voice growing louder by the minute. "We are done! No more!"

My name is Aaron, and at first when I made my decision, I felt pretty good about it too. But then after a few months of sobriety passed by without incident, something inside me just snapped one night when I realized that life had become rather stale without alcohol in my life. It wasn't until that moment that it really sank in just how much emotional support alcohol provided me with. - AARON


Most people know that drinking alcohol is not good for you, but few people know exactly what happens to your body when you stop drinking. In this blog post, we will explore the effects of alcohol on the body and what happens when you quit drinking. We will also discuss some of the benefits of quitting alcohol as well as share some other people’s personal experiences to help you stay motivated.

So, if you are thinking about quitting alcohol, or if you are curious about what happens to your body when you stop drinking, keep reading!

12 HOURS. Withdraw symptoms begin. These often include hand tremors, retching, excessive sweating, restlessness and anxiety.

24 HOURS. Withdraw symptoms continue. Alcohol cravings are in full force as well as the feeling of depression or sadness.

48-72 HOURS. For most, withdraw symptoms begin to become somewhat more manageable, but not absent. CONGRATULATION! This is the sign of progress. Don’t stop now.

3-7 DAYS. Withdrawals stop for most people. For some, however, they can get worse during this time and can develop into a medical emergency. Heavier drinkers may experience disorientation, confusion and sweating. IF you experience these symptoms, seek medical supervision through the remainder of your detox period.

1 WEEK. After only one week of no alcohol, withdrawal symptoms are milder for most, but may include sweating, shakes and mild nausea. Although these symptoms may be bothersome, you will be able to manage them by yourself. However, you will likely notice that you are sleeping better. After drinking, people typically fall directly into a deep sleep, skipping the important REM sleep.


This is the stage where the detox period typically ends. After the second week of not drinking you may begin to notice some reduction in weight. The liver begins to recover.

3-4 weeks

Blood pressure may reduce to healthier levels. The mind is much clearer now and the world may seem completely different, in a good way. At this point, you have invested so much that you hope you never go back to drinking again.

Alcohol is a drug that can be habit-forming and addictive. It’s not uncommon for people to drink excessively or become dependent on alcohol at some point in their lives, but there are ways to recover from alcoholism. It is important that you don’t feel alone when going through this difficult journey. You will find support groups near your home town where you can share experiences with others who struggle just like you do - all while being sober!


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