Steps to get rid of alcohol

You may not need to completely reinvent your life to quit drinking, but making a few changes in your surroundings to help avoid alcohol triggers can make a big difference. While sleeping late won't physically flush alcohol out of your system, it's a good step toward getting your body back to normal. Though the benefits can vary widely from person to person, taking a month-long break from alcohol can do your body good. It's important for the blood alcohol concentration in a person's body to be as low as possible, if not zero.

For example, try finding an after work activity, such as going for a walk or run or doing another form of activity, get into another hobby that doesn’t involve alcohol, or if you’re keen for a drink, try putting the kettle on or reaching for a tasty non-alcohol alternative.

How do you get rid of alcohol completely?

The breakdown and elimination of alcohol cannot be sped up by drinking water or sleeping, and neither coffee nor a shower will sober you up faster. Alcohol can stay in your system between 6-72 hours in most cases depending on the detection test used. People who are dependent on alcohol, or have other medical or mental health problems, should stop drinking completely. In general, the longer and more intense the alcohol use, the longer and more intense the treatment you'll need.

Although the liver processes most of the alcohol in the body, drinking water may help combat dehydration and dilute alcohol concentrations in surrounding body tissues.