The Money You Save When You Stop Drinking Alcohol
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Alcoholism affects one in every twelve adults, approximately 17.6 million people.
Each year, 88,000 deaths are the result of alcohol dependency.
No doubt you’ve heard these statistics before, but did you know that alcohol also kills your wallet?
In 2015, alcohol sales were upwards of 219 million dollars for the year.
That’s a lot of money leaving people’s pockets that could’ve been spent elsewhere or saved.
In this article, we’re going to show you a couple of financial benefits you’ll enjoy when you stop drinking alcohol.
Reduced Health Care Costs
One of the most common illnesses brought on by alcoholism is liver disease.
Alcohol kills liver cells and inhibits your body’s ability to filter out toxins.
If you don’t stop drinking alcohol, you could end up with liver cirrhosis or hepatitis.
Why does this matter?
Because the symptoms of liver disease (nausea, jaundice, abdominal pain) can send you to the doctor or worse put you in the hospital.
That’s where things get expensive.
The average hospital stay costs $10,000 per day, and a typical visit lasts about five days.
That’s fifty grand!
And that’s not including testing, ambulance fees, or surgery.
“But wait,” you say “I’ve got insurance.”
Insurance won’t be enough.
If your insurance finds out that you’re an alcoholic, they could raise your rates, provide incomplete coverage, or drop you altogether.
Then you’re stuck paying the whole debt by yourself.
You can avoid this situation if you stop drinking alcohol.
Put down the bottle and put fifty grand back in your pocket.
Less Extra Spending
Get out your calculators because it’s time for math class.
The average cost of a six pack of Bud is about $7.23.
Doesn’t seem like a lot, does it?
But if you were to drink a six pack every day that would add up to $50.61 a week.
Multiply that by 52, and you’re looking at $2,631.72 a year just for booze.
It gets even more expensive if you drink wine or stronger spirits.
Then comes the extras.
In addition to losing money on the alcohol you bought, you’re also losing money on the taxi ride home.
If you eat food while at the bar, you send even more money down the drain.
I’m not trying to say that you shouldn’t have fun, but if you stop drinking alcohol, you stop spending money on alcohol and everything that goes with it.
I don’t know about you, but I would love to put over $2,600 back into my bank account at the end of the year.
Imagine what you could do with that money.
You could start a business, maybe buy your significant other something nice, or you could just squirrel it away for a rainy day.
Stop Drinking Save Money and Boost Your Financial Bottom Line
Alcoholism is debilitating.
It turns you into a lazy zombie and ruins your life.
Getting over this addiction is a challenging obstacle, but not insurmountable, and you will be all the richer for it, both personally and financially.
If you’re ready to stop drinking alcohol, we can help.
Tell us your story in the comments and read our blog to find more advantages of sober living.
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