The aim of the Dry January campaign is to encourage people to think about their alcohol consumption and make a positive change to their drinking habits. Alcohols Concern’s statistics show that six months after taking a month off booze, 65% of people have kicked their old drinking habits, and are drinking less or even cutting it out altogether.
Dr Helen George, Liver and alcohol lead for the Berkshire West CCGs says ‘Aside from the initial benefits that people report (weight loss, better sleep, more energy, clearer skin, saving money), in the longer term, reducing alcohol consumption can help to avoid serious health conditions, such as cancer, coronary heart disease and liver disease.’
Listen to Dr Helen George talking about the benefits in our video below and sign up at: www.dryjanuary.org.uk
Other sources of support are:
- AA Thames Valley: www.aathamesvalley.org.uk
- Drink Aware: www.drinkaware.co.uk
- NHS Choices: www.nhs.uk/Livewell/alcohol/Pages/Alcoholhome.aspx