After a long day, many of us like to unwind with a nice glass of something. But it’s funny how drink can sneak up on us. The odd glass in the evening can quickly become two or three regular glasses, most evenings.
Over Christmas it’s likely that many of us will have over indulged even more than this.
The trouble is that drink sneaks up on bodies too – it can give our organs a hard time. Regularly drinking over the guidelines can lead to serious health problems, from liver damage to a greater risk of getting cancer or having a heart attack. Why not have a new year detox and try to have a Dry January? Don't forget that alcohol also contains calories, so by giving this up in January it will help your waistline too!
Alcohol Concern’s Dry January encourages people to take a month out from alcohol and enjoy the benefits from having a break from drinking. The campaign will launch on 19 December and encourage as many people to stop drinking together for one month from 1 January providing a range of support and encouragement via www.dryjanuary.org.uk
How to access support
- Sign up to the Dry January by clicking here
- The Change4Life online drinks checker tool can help you to see how much alcohol you drink. It can also tell you the calories in your drinks, and the cost. It’s quick and easy to use - why not give it a go? Drinks Checker - Click here for the drinks checker tool
- Sign up to Change4Life 'do one thing' campaign by clicking here
- In Stoke-on-Trent the Community Alcohol Service support anyone with a concern about drinking, not just dependent drinkers Call them on: 01782 283113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org