Dry January – how’s the booze break going?

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Not started yet? It’s not too late

Many of us have considered going ‘dry’ this January, some of you may still be well on your way to a week without a tipple – well done.

For others (maybe me) that half bottle of Sauvignon Blanc left over from Christmas was too tempting this weekend.

Or , you may have even ended your first day back at work with a swift one down the local.

But remember,  not starting on 1st January is no reason not to start at all.

Why should I stop drinking now?

Dry January is not about never drinking again. It just gives you the opportunity to give your body a break from alcohol and see the benefits.

If you didn’t start on the 1st,  you’ll not be the only one whose plan to go dry is starting a bit late,  so don’t give up on it completely and start your journey today.

You could still lose weight, feel better, save money and make a difference?

  • A month (or a few weeks) off alcohol can boost your energy levels and improve your sleep, give you a sense of achievement and can save you money too.
  • Six months after taking part in Dry January, evidence from Alcohol Concern shows that two-thirds of participants are still drinking less and feeling better as a result.
  • Reducing your drinking is one simple way of helping to protect your health – and it can also help you to manage conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

Did you know?

  • Men who drink alcohol are more likely to suffer from related liver conditions
  • Women, increase their risk of developing breast cancer with every drink they have

More information about Dry January

For more information and advice about alcohol, visit www.drinkaware.co.uk, or speak to your GP in confidence.

If you are worried about your drinking, contact On TRAK on 01484 437907 (Huddersfield) or 01924 486170 (Dewsbury) for confidential and non-judgmental support and advice.

 

 

 

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