Starting the Year Out with Hope and Optimism

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The thought of starting out a new year can be discouraging. The curveballs that have been thrown at us during 2020 have caused many to be hesitant, disheartened, and depressed. Hope and optimism can be hard to find right now, especially if alcohol has stuck its thorny grips into your life. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are programs that can free individuals from the grips of alcohol and create hope and optimism.

Stopping Drinking Creates a Better Life

Deciding to stop drinking and getting help to quit alcohol brings several benefits! The following are seven ways that stopping drinking creates hope and optimism:

Improved Relationships

Individuals that become consumed with drinking can fall into depression, develop anxiety, and struggle with family and work relationships. Stopping drinking can help ensure there is more focus on building healthy relationships and lead to increased happiness and life satisfaction.

Enhanced Work Performance

Drinking alcohol inhibits thinking and memory and can cause a person to perform and think slower. Removing alcohol from one’s life will help a person show up to work and deliver their “A” game. Supervisors and team members will notice this increased performance, thus creating more opportunities.

Lower Likelihood of an Accident

Over half of accidents that involve serious injury and trauma such as death, burns, and drowning involve alcohol. Eliminating alcohol significantly reduces the likelihood of becoming one of these statistics.

Improved Immune System

Alcohol suppresses the immune system, making it more difficult to fight off nasty bugs. Eradicating alcohol from one’s life will help the immune system do what it is intended to do, and help the body stay healthy.

Healthier Heart

Research has shown that those who discontinue drinking can lower blood pressure, are less susceptible to heart failure, and decrease fat triglycerides.

Weight Loss

Alcohol is full of empty calories. A quick way to drop those unnecessary calories is to cut it out. Not only will it help the individual gain back control, but it can also help lose weight.

Better Sleep

Indulging in alcohol conflicts with REM sleep. It can also cause a person to have to get up several times a night to go to the bathroom. If a person desires to sleep better, then axing the alcohol could do the job.

Cindy’s Story of Hope and Optimism

I have always had a fast-paced life. Owning a real estate company, being a professional auctioneer, performing in dinner theatre, singing, and being an avid community supporter, my life is full! Working hard and playing hard, alcohol was always a part of my life. After drinking over a long period of time, my body became addicted.

For a few years I tried to quit, sometimes for a couple of weeks and sometimes for a month, but I would always go back to drinking, whether I craved it to deal with stress or needed it to fall asleep.

After the heartbreak of my mom’s passing, I had two weeks of heavy, emotional drinking. That’s when I realized that I had to stop, and I knew just where to get help. My dad and grandmother had been treated successfully at Schick Shadel Hospital many years ago, so I called Schick and booked my ten-day stay. That was ten years ago and let me tell you, there is no amount of money worth the sense of freedom I feel now and the energy I’ve gained from eliminating alcohol from my life.

If you are considering quitting drinking, give Schick a call. They will help you lose your cravings so you can finally be free to live your life to it’s fullest potential.

To life! – Cindy, A Third-Generation Schick Graduate

Schick Shadel Hospital Offers Renewed Hope

Schick Shadel Hospital is a specialized drug and alcohol rehab hospital and has been treating patients for drug and alcohol addiction for 85 years. It is the only drug and alcohol rehab hospital in the U.S. that utilizes Aversion Therapy. It is the most successful and safe rehabilitation program available and is covered by many major insurances. To learn more about our detox program or the 10-day addiction treatment, CLICK HERE. Give us 10 days and we will give you hope and optimism by being addiction-free!



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