Are you taking part in Dry January?

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January is becoming increasingly associated with a break from the booze, after the excesses of the festive season.

Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging people to take part in so-called Dry January, by pledging to give up alcohol for the whole month. It’s quite the thing these days; more than two million people took part in 2015 and the number is expected to grow this year.

PHE’s survey of 1,500 people who took part in Dry January last year found that six months later, 67 per cent reported that they were now drinking less alcohol than they used to. Seventy per cent said they had lost weight after their month off booze and 63 per cent said it improved their sleeping.

Find out more here about Dry January

Are you taking part in Dry January? Have you done this in previous years? What are your views? 

Are you taking part in Dry January?

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sparrer
30th Jan 2016
0
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Teetotal so no need
JohnHerb
25th Jan 2016
1
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Not going too well I am sad to report!!!
sparrer
15th Jan 2016
2
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Have touched alcohol since Feb 2005. What I've lost on bottles, hangovers, blackouts etc., I've gained in self-respect, family, home, genuine friends and quite importantly to me, the chance to travel these beautiful isles and further afield.
Munsterlander
14th Jan 2016
1
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I was going to have a dry year-but only managed a dry first 6 days!!!
MrsH.
8th Jan 2016
3
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I don't drink anyway, so have no need to make changes this January, or any other month. But, this is a great idea, to help people recognise how much they usually have, and would also become aware of the habit side of it, not just the effects of those glasses that previously hadn't been counted. I wish everyone who is trying this, the very best of luck, and hope it isn't as painful as the imagine.
Beany
8th Jan 2016
3
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Yes I shall be ' dry' in January,February,March etc etc I nevert drink alcohol and am flabbergasted at the faces people pull after knocking back these ' shots' which must taste awful yet are consumed in great quantities and I presume at great cost.
Jo Kingham
6th Jan 2016
3
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Always do this but to be honest I don't drink much these days. I think it's a great thing to do for charity and ones well being.
aliwil
5th Jan 2016
2
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Like someof the other posters, I don't drink enough for my body to notice. My drinking tends to be weather related anyway: mainly outside if it's warm and sunny!
jeanmark
5th Jan 2016
3
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I don't drink alcohol, so have no problems with a dry January.
Munsterlander
14th Jan 2016
1
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I should follow that philosophy!
lizfid3
5th Jan 2016
2
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I remember our family doctor telling us that my mother would not have had her stroke had she taken her nip of whisky each night as my dad did. No doubt his will cause an uproar with the tut tut brigade and I expect a tirade of abuse but I will continue with my nip of whisky at bedtime as the doctor ordered regardless so please save your insults.
jeanmark
5th Jan 2016
3
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I don't think its your tot of whiskey that causes the problems, carry on enjoying it.
Baxi
5th Jan 2016
3
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I'm going to give it a shot, though I haven't got off to a very good start ... had to finish of a rather good bottle of red last nigh - hey ho!
Munsterlander
14th Jan 2016
2
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Munsterlander
4th Jan 2016
2
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I tend to drink each weekend but am seriously considering quitting altogether. I love a pint of Guinness and a packet of crisps and a nice glass of red wine with a meal or white wine with niblets but not sure its good for us especially after drinking since I was 16 which is over 40 years ago.
merlinkit
4th Jan 2016
4
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annieliz
4th Jan 2016
3
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I don't drink that much, like an occasional G&T, glass of nice red with a meal out ...... Alcohol doesn't like me that much so I learned my lesson a long while ago!!
bevk
4th Jan 2016
5
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Thought I could then celebrated old years night on New Year's Day so that was not a good start but no longer drink to excess now as it takes far too long to recover
Wilf
5th Jan 2016
3
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Yes I agree hence my new stance to stop drinking even if its only moderate
nanniedragon
3rd Jan 2016
4
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leee
3rd Jan 2016
2
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I only drink alcohol if I am on holiday or very occasionally if I go out for a meal. I only ever have two drinks at most even then, I can count how many units I drink a month on one hand. I don't need to take part but probably won't drink any alcohol anyway through January.
Webbie
3rd Jan 2016
3
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JohnHerb
2nd Jan 2016
5
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I don't drink much anyway so as in all things in life I think if you have a little of everything it keeps you well.
Wilf
2nd Jan 2016
6
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Yes I am! and in Feb, March, April........On 31st Dec there was an article in the Mail-online which basically said Alcohol is classified as a carcinogenic agent and that has made me realise I do drink too much even though it may only be about 2 bottles of wine a week and a few pints I am going to try and cut out all booze for as long as I can...let see!
jeanmark
5th Jan 2016
2
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Your choice but be cautious newspapers are always quoting something as being a carcinogenic agent.

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