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Why sign up for #Dry January

Why sign up for Dry January?

Feel as though you need a little encouragement?

You don’t need to be told alcohol is bad for you, but even if you don’t feel you drink a lot there are a lot of health benefits from cutting it out.

You’ll sleep better

Lose weight

Have nicer hair/skin

You’ll save money

It could also kick off healthier habits as 80 per cent of people who took part in Dry January in 2013 told Alcohol Concern they planned to cut down on their alcohol consumption for the rest of the year.

Plus it could help you stick to those New Year resolutions, especially if they include healthy eating and more exercise.

Alcohol Concern’s Dry January encourages people to avoid alcohol for 31 days and aims to talk about, reflect upon and ultimately curb risky drinking behaviours.  It is a simple, accessible public health intervention, encouraging people to experience a month without alcohol. The campaign is aimed at social drinkers whose alcohol consumption may have “crept up on them”.

For some this is easy, and for others it’s a struggle, but there’s no doubt that avoiding alcohol for an entire month is good for our health and wellbeing. People who take part in Dry January could find they lose weight, feel better, save money and improve their sleep.
Thousands have already signed up to the challenge here – why don’t you?
If you’re worried about your or somebody elses’ drinking there is a range of free and confidential treatment and recovery services available across Warwickshire:
About Paul Hooper, WCC (575 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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