Dry January

Happy 2023! In this new year, a lot of you may be setting yourselves some New
Years Resolutions, one of these could be reducing your alcohol intake…

Every day 20 people in the UK die as a result of alcohol (Alcohol Change.com)

Times like this are hard, especially with the likes of the cost of living crisis, many
of us may have found that we are drinking more than usual.

So, why don’t you consider doing Dry Jan this year?

The benefits of quitting alcohol

Quitting alcohol, even for a short period of time, can dramatically improve your

  • 31 days free of alcohol can help you to drink less all year round too!
  • Reducing your alcohol intake can also…
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce diabetes risk
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Reduce risk of cancer.
  • Give you more energy

(British Medical Journal)

Reducing alcohol intake found that…

Quitting alcohol and saving money

With the cost of living crisis, its best that we save where we can.

On average, a person will spend £1000 per year on alcohol. The average UK life
expectancy is 81 years, if you were to drink from 18-81 that is a whopping total of
£63,000 (One Year No Beer).

By not drinking, you will be saving money by…

  • Cutting costs spent on alcoholic drinks
  • Not needing to buy taxis, takeaway food and buying other peoples drinks
  • No drunk online purchases
  • Saved money on hangover cures.

Think of what that money could go towards!

Top Tips for Dry January

  • Reward yourself with the money you save
  • Keep track of your progress
  • Tell friends and family
  • Get someone to join you, doing the challenge
  • with someone else may motivate you!
  • Find a substitute drink

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