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#Alcohol weary people admit they need a break – Why not try #DryJanuary?

Despite feeling ready for a break, social pressures mean many will continue to drink and:

  • more than half of us (53%) drink alcohol over the Christmas period even when we don’t necessarily want to
  • of those that drink more than they usually do over the festive season, 1 in 4 (27%) agree they feel guilty for drinking more and nearly a third (30%) agree that they feel run down as a result of drinking
  • 1 in 5 (21%) of us are tired of drinking alcohol by Christmas Eve

(Source PHE)

People are being encouraged to take a break from booze and to consider having a Dry January in the New Year to reset their drinking habits. Research carried out earlier this year showed 67% of participants had sustained reduced levels of drinking 6 months after completing Dry January.

Read more about Dry January here

About Paul Hooper, WCC (575 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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