Take part in ‘Dry January’

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AFTER the indulgence of the festive break, West Sussex County Council urge residents to start the new year on a lighter note by signing up to ‘Dry January’.

Run by Alcohol Concern, Dry January challenges people to stop drinking alcohol for 31 days. It aims to get people thinking and talking about their drinking habits, and to reassess them.

West Sussex County Council cabinet member for community wellbeing Christine Field said: “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 an alcoholic drink.”

Dry January is aimed at people who don’t have an alcohol problem, but who may be drinking a bit too much, too often. It allows people to think about what they’re drinking, break any bad habits and in the long term, cut down on their alcohol intake and improve their health.

Christine added: “Why not turn Dry January into a fun challenge – sign up with your friends and look to do different social events and activities on the nights you would have been drinking either out or at home?”

To find out more, and to sign up, visit the website at www.dryjanuary.org.uk.