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What is Dry January, and what are the benefits?
January is often a time when people are looking to introduce healthy habits and make positive lifestyle changes.
After the Christmas period of enjoying a drink or two, ‘Dry January’, now in its tenth year, sees thousands across the country give up alcohol for a month after the festive season.
8 Health benefits of doing Dry January
One in six people are taking part in Dry January this month and will already be feeling the benefit of living alcohol free. To keep everyone’s motivation up, Somerset County Council is sharing the top health benefits of giving booze the elbow for a month. It’s not too late to start – just pick a day in January and then stop […]
Off the booze for Dry January? Then try our top 5 delicious mocktails.
Who’s thinking alcohol free isn’t fun? Are you championing Dry January, giving yourself a healthy start to the year? Then these mocktails will be right up your street. With the recent festivities over, many people will be ready to take some positive steps towards better health and wellbeing. It can be tough of course, so […]
Join the 1 in 6 adults planning to go alcohol-free this January
Somerset County Council is encouraging people to download Alcohol Change UK’s free app, Try Dry, and take part in Dry January, to double their chances of having a successful alcohol-free month.
To booze or not to booze
For me the sad truth is there is no moderation, I can’t drink again, ever. Jon Tittley talks about his attempts to give up the booze, his realisation that for him he could never have another drink and the help there is available for anyone who feels they have a problem with alcohol. So, what did […]
Still doing Dry January five years on
As February arrived, I thought why go back on the booze? I didn’t fancy it anymore. Davina de L’amour (not her real name) talks about finding it surprisingly easy to take up the challenge of not drinking for Dry January, the benefits of abstaining and the joy of still being alcohol free after five years. It seemed like a near impossible […]
8 top tips for healthier drinking and happier relationships
The quality of our relationship with others can impact on our own drinking and sometimes can be a trigger for us to drink more. Alcohol can become a central part of our relationship with loved ones. This can stop us from taking action on our drinking habits, even when those habits are not making us […]
Sober after a twenty-year addiction
“I would encourage others to reach out to Turning Point. It’s about being honest with yourself and recognising you have a problem…” Steve talks about the impact of twenty-years of drinking, being honest about his problem and the support that he had to finally quit. Thirty-five-year-old Steve has drunk since he was fifteen years […]
10 top tips to help reduce your alcohol consumption
Living through a pandemic has been difficult for all of us, and in a time of extraordinary change and uncertainty many people drunk alcohol to help manage stress, anxiety and depression. It has been said that drinking is the UK’s favourite coping mechanism. However, alcohol is an unhealthy coping strategy in a time when adopting […]
Help is at hand if alcohol affects relationships
Somerset County Council is joining organisations across the UK to raise awareness of the ways in which alcohol can affect people and their relationships. In support of this year’s Alcohol Awareness week, 15 – 21 November, Somerset County Council is highlighting the impact that alcohol can have on relationships – encouraging people to talk and […]
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