Alcohol can easily turn from one glass on occasion to a bottle a day if one is not careful. Some may reach this point more quicker than others due to certain circumstances that they might be experiencing in their personal lives. This may include a death in the family, school/work stress, and other such contributing factors. It is then that the individual may find himself/herself overwhelmed in the midst of all that weighs them down physically, mentally/emotionally, or both. However, such triggers vary from person to person and can come in the form of “events, people, places, social interactions, situations, and emotions.” In turn, an addict’s recovery depends heavily on a number of factors much like the triggers that enabled his/her addiction in the first place. Some of these factors are listed as follows; “how long the person has been drinking, weight and age, and nutritional considerations.”
First and foremost is how long the person has been drinking because the length of time in which he/she consumes the substance makes it a whole lot longer for his/her system to be rid of it. That’s why it is a lot harder on the body of one who has an extremely high tolerance to regulate back to how it was prior to his/her addiction. In turn, the length of time it takes the body to detox differs from person to person. Second is weight and age because these two components play a big role in how long it will take the individual to be clean again. For example, usually as someone ages, their body doesn’t function as well as it used to with the passing of time. As a result, it might take their body a little longer to recover back to normal. Third is nutritional considerations. Due to the alcohol content, the health of the person may be very poor, and they may lack certain nutrients, and/or even be dehydrated due to the excess in substance.
In conclusion, all three of these factors are what must be taken into consideration when one is on the road to recovery. It is through these few determiners that one can better assess just how long it will take him/her to achieve his/her goals. However, these factors aren’t meant to discourage, if one has yet to reach the place that he/she wants to be. But, instead they allow both patient and medical professional to place themselves on a timeline of how far the addict has come. They are then able to better assess how far they have left to go, so that they can move one step closer to living a healthy life once more, by regaining control of what addiction tried to take.