At this stage, the liver begins to recover. This recovery might be slow as it is dependent on the person’s quantity if alcohol consumption. The body also experiences a change in skin color and disappearance of wrinkles as blood circulation becomes easier which improves oxygen flow around the body. Digestion begins to improve as there is now a decreases the production of gastric acid. In other words, the stomach “eats” itself slowly. By the way, this is the reason why people eat more when they drink alcohol. One challenge that alcohol quitters face in this second stage is that their desire to sit with their alcohol friends being to rise which could tempt them into drinking again.
Drinking reduces the production of saliva, which affects the condition of the teeth. Therefore, if you do not drink alcohol, you have less risk of decay and your tooth enamel becomes stronger. Alcohol not only kills pain, but also taste buds and smell. Over time, the ability to smell and taste is restored.