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Foundation supports Dry January Campaign

02 January 2019

This January, Club Doncaster Foundation will be supporting the Dry January by raising awareness of the campaign during its projects. 

Dry January is the annual movement through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January. It is run by the charity Alcohol Change UK and has motivated a vast majority of people to reconsider their alcohol habits. 

Please see the benefits of Dry January, as expressed by Alcohol Change UK:

Reasons to try dry:

  • New year, new you - do Dry January and feel healthier and happier as:
    • you sleep better
    • your skin improves
    • you lose weight
  • More money in your pocket (the average person spends £50,000 on alcohol in their lifetime).
  • Amazing sense of achievement.

The charity aims to offer the help, advice and encouragement to let you get these benefits yourself, all for free.

What about when the month is done?

Giving your body a break from booze for a month is great, but you’ll get lots more benefits if you cut down long term.

Alcohol is linked with more than 60 health conditions, including liver disease, high blood pressure, depression and seven types of cancer. Cutting back on alcohol reduces your risk of developing these conditions.

Many Chief Medical Officers in the UK recommend drinking no more than 14 units per week, spread over three or more days, and with at least two days off.

The good news is that Dry January is the perfect training ground for helping you cut down from February onwards! Cutting down permanently is, for many people, very hard, because habits are hard to break. Dry January is an excellent way of learning what your habits are and how to break them, enabling you to cut down longer-term. You can think of it as a bootcamp for drinking self-control!

For more information or to find out how you can join the movement, visit Dry January at Alcohol Change UK.

Foundation supports Dry January Campaign