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“Research has shown that high doses of alcohol (around 14 drinks per week or more than five to six drinks at a time) does directly suppress the immune system, and that alcohol abuse is. Alcohol does weaken the immune system, when consumed excessively. Moderate alcohol use — defined as one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men — is generally considered safe, and likely doesn’t weaken the immune system significantly.

Overall, you should refrain from drinking too much alcohol if you don’t want to get sick, and you shouldn’t drink alcohol if you are sick. “In fact, numerous studies have shown that drinking alcoholic beverages has negative health consequences and can suppress the immune system.”. Excessive alcohol can damage the immune system because the alcohol will prevent nutrients from feeding your immune system. The alcohol is absorbed into your bloodstream through your stomach.

Once in the bloodstream, alcohol will reduce the white blood cell count in the body. The Effect of Alcohol on Your Immune System Alcohol is a prevalent drug of choice in Western society, one that many people turn to in order to relieve stress, relax, and ‘enjoy themselves’. However, recent studies are starting to give us a clearer picture of just how harmful alcoholic beverages can. That answer, in part, comes down to how alcohol negatively affects the immune system. It’s a complicated relationship, but essentially is simplified into three primary effects: Alcohol can hamper.

In addition to compromising the immune cell function, chronic drinking and binge drinking can damage functions in the lungs, the gut and the blood-brain barrier. Normally, the lungs and gut, like our skin, offer a physical and immunological shield against infection. Too much alcohol disrupts that.

Alcohol can also alter your gut bacteria or your gut microbiome, which affects your immune system. “Short and long term use of alcohol can impair immune function because it leads to changes. It can affect your immune system. If you drink every day, or almost every day, you might notice that you catch colds, flu or other illnesses more frequently than people who don’t drink. This is because alcohol can weaken the immune system and make the body more susceptible to infections. How your liver breaks down alcohol in your body.

The gut microbiome is home to trillions of microorganisms that perform several crucial roles for your health, so when alcohol is in your system, it can affect those microorganisms’ ability to support your immune system. Alcohol consumption also damages important cells in the GI system, which disrupts gut barrier function, making it easier for.

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Current studies reveal that excessive alcohol consumption decreases the efficiency of the immune system, thus making one more vulnerable to the effects of bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that make their way into the body.

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But that’s not the only way alcohol affects your immune system: both acute and chronic alcohol use impair cellular immunity, leaving your immune system even less prepared to deal with inflammatory consequences.

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Immune System Suppression The immune system (see Chapter 14), which protects the body from invasion by pathogens, also suffers as a result of chronic alcohol abuse.

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All alcohol is a neurotoxin that goes directly into the bloodstream, creates an inflammatory response, and depletes vitamins and minerals in your body.

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As a result of alcohol’s effects on immune response, alcohol consumption may increase individuals’ susceptibility to bacterial infections, increase their likelihood of contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and exacerbate trauma-induced immunosuppression.

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Damage to the immune system increases in proportion to the quantity of alcohol consumed.

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Although not yet well understood at a physiological level, it is clear that heavy alcohol use has a significant effect on the immune system.

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Chronic alcohol use depresses the immune system and causes increased susceptibility to infections.

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The increased risk of infection in alcohol abusers is due to the impairment of the immune system by alcohol.

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• Alcohol can suppress the immune system.

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  • i believe you are good at telling us about alcohol. but the virus is different. we are all living in uncertain times. we cant plan, travel, work even. i myself have been in lockdown for 105 days in China. i am still working thankfully, i am also struggling with alcohol now. i know its a mindset but how do we come out of this mindset?

  • Alcohol Is the reason I’m sick now, I was out all day long and later that night I drank not even 30 minutes later I was sick. Now I’m fighting the flu. Smh I won’t ever drink again.

  • Even though this is a deadly serious subject, I did laugh hearing about the guy buying cigarettes and alcohol wearing rubber gloves and a face mask. Just shows how insane our thinking is when we have this problem. I’m doing well now, but I had to get a little health scare to get it through my head that this isn’t my friend. Anyway, thanks Craig, for helping to alleviate the anxiety that can certainly tempt us to relapse.

  • It’s scary that when you start talking about alcohol suppressing your defense system ( 1:50), people today with the situation of Covid-19 are still consuming alcohol without a clue of their actions. I appreciate your knowledge and the fact that you share this! Couple years later after you uploaded this, people are dying from respiratory problems and you clearly support my theory!

  • I’ve been taking 5htp and a high quality fish oil just like your book said. I stopped taking it and I fell off the wagon. Now I’m back on it a 200mg time release 5htp and I don’t plan on stopping it ever! It really helped me.

  • http://www.alcoholjournal.org/article/S0741-8329(14)20186-8/abstract
    https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/alcohols-effects-body
    http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/10report/chap04b.pdf
    http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Hangovers/beyondHangovers.pdf

  • I’m 36…live alone and on the union commercial building construction! After 2 years fell. The isolation and delay of work do to the winter and now this crisis we face! It’s no excuse I should better but just wanted to share….I know people here know the fire I’m playing with! Thank you for the work you do!

  • Sugar drinks stop anxiety and depression, sugar turns negative thoughts to positive, 3 cups per day will do. Orange juice, gatorade etc. For this life saving info send donation to Nomoreaddictions cash app.Thank you.

  • Alcohol lowers immune rsponse, therefore to use it during covid is putting you at higher risk. That is simply the truth, smoking is very bad also because it increases the Ace2 receptors in the lung lining which the virus can lock into. Rinse with an alcohol mouth wash, that can help:-)

  • I did manage to get down to 3 drinks a day but due to this I’ve been drinking loads more. I’m just worried that I will get bad withdrawal when this blows over like shakes and seizures and stuff. Just been trying to keep busy by going on long walks mainly.

  • Yes worried about a lot of people who are drinking, which is on the rise during the pandemic…Thanks crazy that alcohol is good for you and will protect you from the corona virus:(

  • Huge respect to you Craig however, please delete that spread betting book of Amazon. I am a huge promoter of you but that book does diminish a bit of your credibility.

  • Lock down has a double edged sword for me. I have found the shutting of pubs has helped me in taking the temptation away. Though the shutting of gyms and other non drink activities has swung me the other way and made me start thinking of drink. Now a bit afraid that when lockdown is over I will hit the bars straight away. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  • Stopped alcohol in January of this year to train for a marathon in May. Like everything else, it got cancelled. I didn’t start drinking again, because I feel good. Craig’s point about alcohol causing anxiety is spot on. Thank you for your work!

  • This happens to me everytime. I’ve caught colds and went down with a violent stomach bug after drinking alcohol and I always binge, I’m giving up now after this last bug I don’t want to go through this again.��

  • Craig…from my observation Netflix is a new tool of Alcohol Cartels,after they was bitten very badly as tobacco cartels,now they settled in alcohol business. In any Netflix movie as you can observe actors just heavily drinking.Same like years ego cowboys smokes Marlboro Or Camels or any other tobacco now they just simply drinking and you can count down how many time you see alcohol subject in each movie.Even as not drinker some times at night I’m dreaming that I’m on the party,drinking with friends,buying alco etc.I didn’t know where this dreams came from and after analyzing is only one flash point where it could came from…answer is Netflix.I’m sure for 100% that alcohol cartels pumping in lot of money to the movies that Netflix is making.That will be more than welcome if you will make video and tell us something about it how this works and how to try avoid it if is possible.All the best brother.Rob

  • Moderate intake of wine extends life and has been part of European Culture for years….many studies have shown this……The healing application of alcohol has been known about and used in cultures for centuries…..do some research that isn’t approved by AAA

  • Plus alkohol Must be At least 60 % to fight the virus. And not inside Your body of course because it would Kill More than just a virus��

  • Drinking is no excuse for a freaking virus.

    Three weeks without Hooch and I’m climbing the walls! What an evil dependency!
    I feel soooooo much better, I thank God I found your videos.

    Keep getting the message out this with Youtube is like “the coming of age” and the story on Alcohol for what it really is!

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  • This year after winter formal all the seniors had a party (Saturday night) then on Monday almost half the class was sick and gone from school. And some of them came to school anyway and everyone caught the flu, we had 6 teachers missing from the flu in one day. It’s crazy! It’s to the point were its just easier if you allow yourself to get sick so you can just be sick at the same time and relax with a day off in bed.

  • Is drinking an NA beer listed as less than 0.5% okay? Coming up on 3 months, and have been having only one a day after my run ����‍♀️ with no issue since this whole thing..

  • Another inspiring vid Craig hopefully we can all get the common message out there for people not to panic just take the precautions as advised keep your hands clean wear masks if need be and eat immune boosting foods there are plenty of good videos on YouTube that give good advice on this. One of my personal favorites is green tea with juice of half a lemon squeezed in and 2 teaspoons of honey, yummy as well �� stay well everyone ��❤️

  • This guy’s OUT TO LUNCH as if getting smashed to kill a virus will ruin your life…..believe it many people have gotten drunk than lived to tell about it.

  • Many thanks for the tips! I have just started my journey on stop drinking (January 4th/2015) feel free to follow my steps and google vunatias handbook for sober life

  • Craig, I am a healthcare professional, stopped poisoning myself 2 years ago, with your and Annie Grace’s help. This is THE BEST advice on Covid19 on the Web. Cheers Will

  • If I don’t have alcohol in my system, I have seizures. I’ve had 4. I don’t even like drinking, but I don’t like random seizures. Scary sh*t.

  • GREAT video! Very helpful for MANY, MANY folks, no doubt.
    Stay well!
    I am American in Taiwan the past 12 years. Very happy to be here.
    I see 4 Thumb Downs. I am having a drink now, I admit, but I’d SURE as heck not even imagine giving this video T.D..
    I give it ����!

  • If viruses prfers to stay in cold part in your body then why not drink alcohol to heats up the entire body coz alcohol will keep your body temeprature increase. But drink moderately thats my point!

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  • Brilliant video portraying a powerful message as always. It should be shown on prime time TV in every country alongside the numerous information on how we can all avoid spreading the Coronavirus but we all know it won’t be because the alcohol industry and governments around the world will profit from the outbreak because I would imagine that alcohol sales are rocketing (apart from Corona beer, of course!) and with people being bored alongside the closure of bars and restaurants, etc they will happily pour this deadly poison into their bodies in the vain hope that it will protect them. Keep getting the message across.

  • Another great video Craig, I hope you don’t mind, I have posted it on my FB news feed. I love the bit about the guy in the mask and gloves ❤️

  • I hate hard liquor.. my problem was beer for years.. have stopped beer weeks ago,,wine i bought but for table wine making red pasta sauce and would than drink that cheap table wine,, gave me splitting hangover headends each day like you say.. i created a loop.. listening to you,, yes anxiety depression all true and knowing it is true alcohol lowers the immune system to fight the virus..everything you stated here in this video is so true!. I saved this to book marks subscribed.. this is most important I will remind myself to keep eading and listening and stay away from all alcohol.. quit..right you are damages stomach bacteria causes health issues lowers the bodys immunity,damages the liver..very deadly.. ruins social life causes anxiety stress depression hurts trust and respect from family.. i had a drinking problem..i quit..i stopped drinking because everything you mentioned i hate to admit happened.. And I searched for you and found your site tonight ty man.. gl stay a good man and best regards.. hope we all make it through peacefully during this deadly pandemic… God Bless us all

  • CAPITOL LETTERS FOLKS, TO GET your attention, BUTTWIPER, OOPS, MEAN BUSWEISER BEER I THINK WAS THE FIRST COMPANY TO PUT THE SLOGAN ON THER CANS OF SHIT SAYING…….”DRINK RESPONSIBLY”, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA YAK PETOOEY….SPLAT!
    WHEN THEY FORGOT SOMETHING, THE SAYING SHOULD GO…….”DRINK RESPONSIBLY AND MAKE OUT YOUR WILL FIRST SO YOU CAN DIED RESPONSIBLY………”! have a nice day everyone and get sober and live it, to the highest high only obtainable through the will power that comes back to you once you throw those bastard alcohol aholes to the curb!

  • Hi. I’m tuning in after not growing your content in awhile. Before I dig into the video I want to thank you so much. I was drinking very heavy everyday and so horrified to stop because I thought I’d withdrawal and die. I haven’t drank not desire drinking because it makes simple task not fun. It was such a big part of my life and its odd too think how much it is not now and how it was a million times easier than I thought. Thank you. I really looked up to all the insight you’ve provided and giving me courage and a logical reason not to be so anxious. Gonna watch this now

  • The mental health side of things was the reason i originally started drinking,that was until i realised it was making my Ocd counting worse and Anxiety worse. I still have really bad Ocd now because of the damage the alcohol has done to my brain. (I’ve been off it for quite a while now

  • Better watch out for this chemical called “dihydrogen monoxide” 

    -If you drink too much you’ll die
    -If you inhale it you’ll suffocate
    -Highly conductive if you put it near ionic or metallic compounds
    -Its in almost all our food and all our drinks
    -100% of people who make contact with the chemical well eventually die.
    -There is no cure to those who come into contact with the chemical
    -If you get the chemical on you and go outside in the winter, you’ll die of hypothermia
    -If put near electronics, you can damage them

    Now on the flip side Ethanol

    -Not Conductive
    -Not in all our food and drinks
    -There is a cure if you come into contact with it
    -if you get the chemical on you and go outside you won’t die of hypothermia. 
    -If you try to drink too much, you’ll just puke it out and you’re body well tell you to stop drinking it
    -If you inhale it, it doesn’t do anything except for a short term “high”. 
    -Heat capacity is 1/400th of dihydrogen monoxide, so it won’t burn you as bad at the same temperature. 

  • LIES LIES AND LIIIIIIES! I never once after getting shitfaced drunk and puking, fighting, waking up in the bushes where I was likely left for dead, SCREAMING INCOHERENTLY AT PASSING CARS, STRANGERS, AND INANIMATE OBJECTS, more puking, stumbling into my neighbor’s house because “close enough”, and clutching onto the ground to keep from falling of the edge of the planet earth have I ever had a case of the sniffles… that I can remember… so there. Check-to-the-MATE! 

  • Great video Craig, when we were drinking we thought the poison was the answer to many things. As you tell us lots of things change when we stop this intake. It’s been 14 months for me and I’m on high alert for triggers every day. Life is so much better without the poison. Thank you.

  • I was of it months went back on it at a funeral drank for 3 days back to the same place. Stoped in the 3 day went back out running juicing greens and feel like I fealt when I was of it 4 months and it only took days of running. I have 4 kids lost my job because of the virus but. I’m positive about things dont drink at all I’ ll.be staying of it running in open spaces and eating well..

  • I hope this doesn’t come off as being insensitive considering the outbreak, but with everything shutting down, these tough times have made it extremely difficult to purchase poison from the liquor store, which I am actually very thankful for. I was driving last week, and happened to pass a liquor store, and of course it crossed my mind to make a stop. There were lines out both entrances for a near block! As someone who has been struggling for nearly 3 years now with a bottle of vodka a day, it was actually a huge eye opener for me. The fact that these folks are willing to stand in crowded lines (the opposite of social distancing) next to each other for at least an hour just to get booze, really hit home for me. I haven’t purchased Vodka in over a week, and have been tapering off with beer (I’ve heard mixed thoughts on tapering), and have been sticking to tapering. Im now feeling very confident in myself to get my mind back in the right place, as well as my health and fitness, and push towards the sobriety I deserve. In a way, this pandemic has really kicked my ass into high gear, and has really made me take a step back and realize just how precious life is. I’m only 34 years old, and there are so many things ahead of me in the path of life that I deserve to experience. Thank you for all you do, Craig. I know I can do this! And your content helps tremendously! ❤️ And thanks to all in the comment section for providing uplifting words and experiences. They have provided me with great motivation.

  • Thanks so much Craig! EVIL CLOWN HAS BEEN DROWNED! You’re the best, your smart words of wisdom and encouragement are greatly appreciated. Much love and Blessings to you!:)

  • Thanks for taking the time to answer this question. Most people don’t understand the connection with drinking alcohol and immune building

  • OTTAWA Alcohol kills the coronavirus. 

    Michael Woods CTVNewsOttawa.ca 

    Published Saturday, May 16, 2020 2:49PM EDT

    Booze strengthens your immune system. Drinking helps relieve stress.

    These are just three of the myths surrounding alcohol that public health officials are trying to dispel as more Canadians are drinking at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    A Nanos Poll commissioned by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction last month showed 25 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 35 and 54 say they are drinking more alcohol at home. About 21 per cent between 18 and 34 years old also report drinking more at home.

    The main reasons, according to those who report drinking more: a lack of a regular schedule (51 per cent), boredom (49 per cent) and stress (44 per cent).

    Ottawa Public Health is reminding people of the facts surrounding alcohol and the coronavirus, dispelling three general myths.

    Myth 1: Drinking alcohol kills the virus that causes COVID-19.

    Ottawa Public Health says drinking alcohol will not disinfect your mouth and throat, and will not protect you from the novel coronavirus.

    Myth 2: Alcohol makes the immune system stronger and more resistant to COVID-19.

    In fact, the opposite is true. Experts say beer, wine, distilled spirits and other alcoholic drinks can weaken your immune system, making you more vulnerable to COVID-19 and other illnesses.

    Myth 3: Drinking alcohol can help you cope with stress.

    Alcohol can actually increase and exacerbate symptoms of panic and anxiety disorders, depression and other mental disorders, Ottawa Public Health says. It is also statistically correlated to an increased risk of family and domestic abuse.

    For more information on the effects of alcohol and everything you need to know about COVID-19, you can visit Ottawa Public Health’s website.

    The Pan American Health Organization also has more information on alcohol and the novel coronavirus on its website.

  • Thank you Craig great video, my anxiety is up but I am not going back to alcohol, day 116 and life just gets better and better, take care x

  • This is a great video Craig, thank you for your calming voice. You’re right we are all worried and anxious, and alcohol doesn’t help

  • this is stupid, this is just as stupid as any lame study they do out there. there are many variables that were not even considered with this study. one of them, was the vodka shots cold or room temp? did they chase the shots with a cold drink? youd be surprised that internal organs are not meant to be exposed to cold very long or often.

  • I actually dont see people alcohol hording.. Which is interesting because all bars, pubs, restaurants have closed.. I am just waiting for the first news headline of alcohol shortage, then the hords will storm the shops:D

  • 4 months sober thanks to you Craig. First of your videos I watched since then and you are THE sane voice in the wilderness of alcohol dependency that I wish I heard when I was a teenager. My life could have been better. At least my liver is calming down. Gb.

  • Thats was a very good video Craig, you make us think as usual.
    I have been in and out to the shops and can see quite clearly when I look down the booze isle that
    Everyone is now drinking more because of the lockdown here in the UK.
    I think it was a very good point, and you have made me think about it. It’s trying to convince my husband
    as he loves beer doesn’t have a drink problem but does love the company of the pub.
    Knowing that over 8000 people die each day from Alcohol is a sobering thought. I myself like a
    lovely bottle of wine and have since this crisis have had more than what’s good for me.
    I hope I have the strength when things are not so good in isolation to remember your talk
    Kind Regards Mrs Janice Wilson

  • 8 months in a couple of days… and NEARLY let the Evil Clown win. Thank you again, for bringing me back from the brink. Logic says don’t drink. When I think of the “payback” to what swallowing poison really means to me, it’s a no brainer. WHEW. I’m still immune to the Evil Clown.

  • I’m here, watched a few of videos in the past, coming back to them again…. Still drinking, thinking, moderately hope I can do it this time, longest I went was 3 weeks�� but felt great then so can’t imagine the long term benefits health wise both physically and mentally, as well as improving my relationships, ironically I’ve been self isolating a long time so at least I got that��

  • It’s alarming what’s happening in the US. State and local governments are begging stores to do curbside and delivery sales of alcohol for the quarantined. “Feed them booze and keep them distracted.” It’s INSANE.

  • I think you may have a few more customers. I put this video out on facebook and the facebook scroll seemed to stop! 5 years sober on 15th April 2020! Thanks for all the videos over the years.

  • thanks much, I wont touch a drink however, it did cross my mind that this would be the perfect time to drink and get away with it, plus the idea that alcohol kills the virus made me go hmmm.

  • Let’s all remember this number. 99%. That’s the chance that you have to go through your life and not die from this stupid virus. Not to mention 90,000 Americans lose their life every year due to alcohol-related problems. I quit drinking a few years ago and feel terrific everyday. Everybody have fun tonight, Everybody Wang Chung Tonight.

  • How about drinking 91% isopropyl alcohol? once I took couple sips of and the fumes even came out of my nose and it burned  my body insides like hell,  or is that also a bad idea?

  • This guy is a recovering alcoholic. He will always say no to alcohol. But there is benefits from alcohol that’s needed to decrease the chance of severe infection. There is health benefits as well. But I would recommend drinking a few shots of hard liquir per week.

  • So Far in Russia they have 400+ confirm COVID 19 positive and only 1 person died imagine that maybe their secret is Vodka, what is bad is if you consume a lot more than what your body can take we have to drink moderately.

  • Did they also do a study on bears and their toilet habits? This is not news, this is self evident and will do nothing to stop those that want a drink having one. Now where’d I put my (15% proof) beers?

  • Staff christmas party, free unlimited booze, how often do I get to take advantage of that? Can’t remember how much it was (seriously, memory stops at 10pm) but it was a loooot and it was worth it. P.s. In other news the sky is perceived as blue and the grass as green, please report on stuff we didn’t already know.

  • Thank for this. This video is not just only for people with an alcohol problem!!!! Sad to hear that you have to explain the difference of where alcohol goes vs where the virus goes but as long as people are learning. And thanks for putting things in perspective. I feel you on being away from your family, even if I could go see my mom, I don’t want to take the chance of bringing the virus to her. I’m glad I went to find another video of yours, the first one I watched I initially thought meh, but I realised first impressions are not always right, so found this. Not to mention I hate clowns, so visualising a clown in my head makes me want to get it out and away from me ��

  • So nearly. Tonight the sun was shining, my family were up the garden and drinking and I was so tempted. But I remembered your words and realised that a few glasses of wine wasn’t going to change a damn thing. So I didn’t. But I nearly did. Just one glass…..I’m now very glad that I didn’t. But I too am feeling anxious. Thanks for your supportive message. ��

  • Thank you. What should we do when we quit binge drinking to rebuild our immune system? I was a binge drinker for years but have recently decided to quit drinking and now want to try to get my mind and body back on track with good health.

  • I downed 12 shots in under 20 minutes on Saturday and I’ve been fighting off a cold ever since don’t forget I’ll be doing that again anytime soon

  • I’m drinking baby I’m planning on stopping but I’m not right now sorry. My mental health is still gonna be the same with or without alcohol. Mental health worsens the older you get with or without alcohol so your not saying much buddy

  • Quite funny actually, just heard a healthcare professional whom i respect greatly say that if you smoke, now is a good time to STOP smoking and if you drink a lot, now is a good time to CUT BACK on drinking… alcohol runs deep in our veins and in our minds.

  • great video, don’t see much on this topic. i had the flu, got over it, went out drinking, and got the flu AGAIN about a day later. SMH for sure.

  • I’ve been in isolation for 2 weeks and I have stopped drinking. I feel it’s the best time not being around people who drink. I don’t feel I need a drink now and intend to give it up altogether. My moods are better for a start but I’ve come out in rashes, pimples and a stye on my right eye, but that must be part of the detox. I’m feeling great, as I haven’t felt good in a long long time.

  • Unless you drink a ridiculous amounts of alcohol (in other words until you literally pass out, not just fall asleep) at regular intervals, there is no permanent damage. Nothing that your body can’t repair sooner or later.