Sober October: What happens when you stop drinking? How quitting alcohol can make you healthier and happier

The campaign encourages people to go for 31 days without drinking a drop of alcohol.

Aside from being a great way to give back, there are plenty of other reasons why people are choosing to ditch the booze this month, from slimming their waistlines to saving some pennies.

We know that cutting alcohol from our lifestyles can help improve our liver and heart health, but what are some of the other benefits of going teetotal and how long before you see the effect on your overall health?

Here, Dr Fiona Sim, a former GP and medical advisor to Drinkaware, answers all of your questions about what happens to your body when you stop drinking:   more

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