When alcoholics decide to quit drinking, they may experience a wide range of symptoms while in detox and then in residential addiction treatment. Everything from body aches, mood swings, and psychological conditions are common, but what happens to their digestive systems?
Most people associate heavy drinking with liver problems and poor decision-making; however, prolonged alcohol use can affect your digestive tract. The frequency of your drinking and the types of alcohol you drink directly impact your bowel movements. So, what happens when you stop drinking completely? Does it cause constipation, and how can you deal with it during detox?