Can you take up the Dry January challenge and lay off the booze for 31 days?
Run by Alcohol Concern, Dry January aims to get people thinking and talking about their drinking habits, and to reassess them.
Taking part in the challenge is a chance to ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline, and save some serious £££ by giving up alcohol for 31 days.
Going out for the evening, or even staying at home, often involves alcohol, but Dry January is encouraging people to enjoy their social life without the booze. It’s a chance to break some of our habits and reset our drinking patterns.
You’d be surprised how easy it is to tip over into the ‘risky drinking’ bracket. Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. This is the same as 6 pints of average strength beer a week. Regularly drinking more than this can increase the risk to your health.
To find out how risky your drinking is, visit the Don't bottle it up website and take the free alcohol test. It will only take 2 minutes and is completely anonymous. You can get free, quick & personalised advice about your drinking and a personalised plan to help you cut down.
West Sussex residents can also get free support from DrinkCoach: a Skype-based service which offers confidential coaching sessions with trained professionals, for people looking for support to track and change their drinking. For more information see our DrinkCoach page or book your session here.
To find out more about Dry January, and to sign up, visit the Dry January website.
For more information, see the alcohol pages on this website.