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Giving Up Alcohol for Lent & Why You Should Make It Permanent

Lent is the period of observation and preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Because Jesus died on the cross for our sins, Lent is a time of fasting or abstinence on our part to honor this sacrifice. During Lent, people will give up various vices or items such as online shopping, gossiping, social media, soda, snacks, and even alcohol.

The Benefits of Giving Up Alcohol for Lent

For people who tend to overindulge in their alcohol intake, Lent is a good time to give up drinking. It may open your eyes and show you that your current relationship with alcohol is unhealthy.

Giving up alcohol for Lent can lead to some short-term benefits such as:
  • Weight loss
  • Mental clarity
  • Saved money
  • Less regrettable behavior while under the influence
  • No hangovers

The Benefits of Giving Up Alcohol for Good

Unfortunately, if you do go back to your normal drinking habits, the benefits of giving up alcohol for Lent will likely disappear altogether. If you want to give up alcohol beyond Lent, but fear you cannot do it alone, we want to help.

Lasting and noticeable benefits of giving up alcohol for good include:

  • Drastic improvements or healing to physical health
  • Weight loss
  • Healthier lifestyle
  • Clearer skin
  • Better mental health
  • More mental clarity
  • More money saved
  • No accidents or injuries from being under the influence
  • Control over your behaviors
  • No more hangovers ever
  • Improved relationships
  • Better sleep

If you want to give up alcohol beyond Lent, but fear you cannot do it alone, our faith-based residential rehab can help. Especially if you feel you have become dependent on the alcohol or are relying on it to fix your problems, you will likely struggle with this journey on your own.

If you gave up alcohol for Lent but failed to stay sober, it may be time to inspect your relationship with alcohol. Did you crave it? Were there “special occasions” that you had to make an exception for? Did you drink again because you were sad or upset? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol. At Faith in Recovery, we offer faith-based alcohol addiction treatment that helps people recognize and overcome their drinking problems while following God’s word. You can stop letting your drinking habits impact your life.

If you or someone you love has a drinking or drug program, our faith-based rehab facility wants to help. If ignored, alcohol and drugs can start to consume you. They can impact various aspects of your life and cause you to stray further from God.


It is time to get your life back on track. To get more information about our programming as well as our facility, call us today at 888-280-4763.