Are you taking part in Dry January?
5th January 2016
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Many people get over enthusiastic in their partying, with alcohol so low in price and so easily accessible there is little surprise, indeed a lot of New Year’s Resolutions will be based on the intention to reduce alcohol intake, or for some folks give it up completely.

Dry January is the opportunity to join with many others locally, and Nationally, in ditching the hangover, reduce the waistline, get healthier and save some serious pounds – sterling and lb.’s - by giving up alcohol for 31 days.        

Why go dry?                                                                    

Alcohol is a drug that very many people consume without any idea what it may be doing to them. Not to say that everyone will be badly affected by moderate alcohol intake, ‘all things in moderation’ may well be the maxim of choice. However, excess drinking is another matter. Taking ‘a month out’ is a very good idea.                                                                                                                   Excessive alcohol consumption may adversely affect:        

  • The Brain
  • The Heart
  • The Liver             
  • May cause cancers of the mouth and the digestive tract
  • Fertility                                    
  • Unborn children                          
  • Damage to the immune system is also a possibility.                                                                 

Dry January                                                                    

The initiative is so called as it runs until the end of January 2016. By participating people can fundraise for the charity Alcohol Concern, and by doing so you can help to make a real difference to the lives of those harmed by alcohol, their families, and help ensure that young people (and the rest of us) have a healthy relationship with alcohol. Did you know, for instance, that 93,500 babies under the age of 1yr live with a parent who is a problem drinker? And, that almost half of young people excluded from school are themselves regular alcohol drinkers? The good news is that for every £1 spent on alcohol treatment, £5 is saved on healthcare, policing and other costs to society from alcohol.

Sykes Chemist in Bolton are on hand to give advice and input about where to go and who see about a problem with alcohol. They have a team of friendly pharmacists who can help you. They have many pharmacies in Bolton so why not pop into your local one

The general population is encouraged to go Dry in January, and in the process raise some cash for Alcohol Concern, the National charity that exists to help those who need their help.

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