How to Physically Stay Sober for 30 Days

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Both drug and alcohol abuse is rampant in the U.S. and throughout the rest of the world. Experts estimate that up to 17% of men and 8% of women will meet the criteria for alcoholism at some point in their lives.

Are you struggling with addiction? Do you want to get sober but feel unsure of where to start or how to stay sober physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually? Sobriety Solutions is an alcohol rehab treatment center with locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our intensive outpatient programs are proven to work and we are here to help 24/7.

If you or a loved one are suffering from alcohol dependency, then we want you to STOP READING and call Sobriety Solutions at (833) 880-4357. This article can help, but there is no substitute for Alcohol Abuse treatment.

There are lots of things you can do to maintain your sobriety, starting with the physical. Read on for some tips that will help you figure out how to stay sober for 30 days.

What Happens After 30 Days of Sobriety?

Before we dive into the specific ways that you can stay physically sober for 30 days. Let’s talk about what happens to your body after you’ve been sober for 30 days.

Something that holds a lot of people back from pursuing sobriety is a fear of the unknown. Addicts want to know what to expect and be prepared for when they give up their drug of choice. They might find themselves googling “30 days sober what to expect”.

Let’s not sugar-coat it. There are going to be challenges when you begin your sobriety journey. There will be times when you don’t feel very well physically. Luckily, though, the benefits you will experience being sober for 30 days will far outweigh the negatives.

When you know the physical benefits when you give alcohol for 30 days may motivate you to take the plunge and seek Alcohol Abuse Treatment. Here are some of the main changes that you can expect:

Common physical symptoms of withdrawal you can expect to experience during your first 30 days of sobriety.

During the first 30 days of sobriety, it’s common to experience withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms include headaches, chills, mood swings, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and intense cravings. If you or a loved one are currently experiencing withdrawal symptoms, please call Sobriety Solutions.

Liver Relief

Withdrawal symptoms are challenging to handle. There are a lot of positive things that go on when you give up alcohol, though.

For example, your liver gets to experience some relief now that it’s no longer working overtime to detox your body. It can focus on other vital processes, such as fat and hormone metabolization.

Weight Loss

Many people find that they lose weight after they get sober which is especially true of people who have been relying too heavily on alcohol. When they stop consuming so many calories from alcoholic beverages, they’re able to shed excess pounds and reach a healthier weight and feel more energetic. Here is a story about one man’s journey with sobriety and weight loss. Jason lost 100 pounds after getting sober.

Decreased Heart Disease Risk

Sobriety decreases your risk of serious illnesses like heart disease. When your liver doe not have the burden of alcohol and can function properly, your cholesterol levels can improve. An alcohol-free liver, in turn, helps to minimize your risk of experiencing heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular issues.

How to Stay Sober for 30 Days

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Are you feeling a little more motivated to begin your 30-day Sober challenge? If you want to experience the physical benefits of sobriety but aren’t sure how to stay sober for a month, here are some things you can do:

Remove Yourself from Temptation

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One of the most important things to do if you want to get and stay sober is to remove yourself from temptations physically.

For example, you can (and ought to) stay away from parties where you know alcohol will be present. Avoid spending time with friends or family members who consume these substances, too. You might even need to look into moving to get away from roommates who might tempt you (intentionally or otherwise).

Surround Yourself with Positive Influences

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The period of trying to attain and maintain sobriety can be a lonely one. Sobriety can be isolating, especially if a lot of your friends or family members consume alcohol and have no interest in giving up.

In addition to minimizing the time you spend around these people, surround yourself with positive influences. Hang out with people who are going through or have gone through the same situation as you. Or find those who are sympathetic and won’t put you in temptation’s way.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a great place to meet people who have been in your shoes before and are currently in a place you’d like to be. You can click HERE to find an A.A. meeting near you.

Stay Busy

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It helps to have ideas in mind for how you can distract yourself during this time. Things like writing in a journal or going outside for a 10-minute walk can help you to clear your head and control your urges.

Before you embark on your sobriety journey, think about what you’re going to do when a craving arises. That way, you’ll have already decided and won’t have to rely solely on willpower to get you through.

Engage in Meaningful Activities

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Now is an excellent time to find a meaningful activity or perhaps several meaningful activities that you can become involved. Look for activities that will fill your time and help you feel better about yourself and your situation.

Exercising is a popular option for those looking to stay sober, as are outdoor activities like hiking. These activities produce endorphins and can help to minimize some of the physical effects you’ll experience after giving up drugs or alcohol.

Consider participating in charity work, too. Volunteering for a local organization will give you a sense of purpose, and you’ll have an opportunity to make new friends. 

Manage Stress

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It’s imperative to manage your stress when you’re working towards your 30 days of sobriety challenge. When stressful situations arise, you’re likely going to feel more of an urge to return to your old habits.

It’s good to have a plan for how you’re going to manage urges when they happen. It also helps to proactively participate in activities that will reduce your stress and help you to be less reactive. Meditation, yoga, journaling, breathing exercises, and playing or listening to music are all great options to consider.

Manage Physical Pain and Symptoms

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You also ought to make sure you have options available to help you deal with physical pain and other symptoms of withdrawal.

Talk to your doctor about medications that can help to ease withdrawal symptoms. Managing withdrawal is not something that should try to accomplish on your own. Sobriety Solutions is here to help you navigate a successful detox from alcohol.

Participate in a Treatment Program

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Speaking of treatment programs, Sobriety Solutions has year’s experience helping people successfully get sober. We are committed to helping you or your loved one achieve and maintain lifetime sobriety.

Participating in the Sobriety Solutions outpatient and PHP program gives you access to additional support and provides you with a chance to surround yourself with positive influences. You’ll also be able to separate yourself from many temptations and triggers physically.

Sobriety Solutions accepts most insurance policies, and we have options in place for those who might not be able to afford treatment on their own. Don’t let a lack of funds stop you from seeking help.

Begin Your Sobriety Journey Today, Join the Sober Life Long Term.

Every journey begins with a single step, including your 30 days sober challenge. Staying physically sober is difficult, for sure. Sobriety Solutions can help you follow these tips. That combined with the physical benefits you’ll experience when you give up alcohol, you’ll have an easier time sticking with it and coming out on top.

Do you want to learn more about drug and alcohol treatment? Are you interested in participating in an intensive outpatient program (IOP) or another type of program? If so, contact us today at Sobriety Solutions. We’re here to help. 

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