Noticing lots of comment and analysis in the press around Dry January, and also Cancer Research’s Dryathlon campaign, and whether giving up alcohol for a month can have any significant benefits. A piece in the Guardian says that Alcohol Concern cites similar campaigns in Australia and New Zealand, where over a third of participants reported reduced drinking over the rest of the year, which I find genuinely encouraging.
Of course, as highlighted by the British Liver Trust, sensible drinking through the year is preferable to a month of abstinence and excessive drinking the rest of the time, but one week into Dry January, and I’m already wondering how my alcohol consumption might change as a result of this challenge in the longer term…
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