Published Monday 9 January 2017 at 10:50
Are you going dry this January? Over the past few years we’ve seen Dry January become an accepted and positive part of many people’s start to the New Year.
Run by Alcohol Concern, the campaign aims to start new conversations about alcohol and give people a different perspective on their use of it.
Blackburn with Darwen Council has backed the campaign for several years and in doing so we know that many people are now more aware of the benefits of giving up alcohol for January.
Dry January is your chance to ditch the hangover, lose weight, save money – and make a real difference to yours and your family’s lives.
Even if you don’t make the full month you can still take part. Dry January is primarily about giving your body a break and taking some time out to think about your drinking.
Councillor Brian Taylor, Assistant Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said:
After the busy Christmas period, Dry January gives people the chance to reflect on their alcohol intake. Cutting out alcohol for a month can help them re-evaluate their drinking levels long-term. I’d encourage as many people as possible from individuals to groups of friends and families to sign up and take part in the challenge.