Dry January is a challenge promoted by the charity Alcohol Concern. Their figures show that more than 9 million people in England drink more than the recommended daily limits! It truly boggles my mind that people need to take an entire month off alcohol. Not only that though, it’s also a challenge for them.
I guess it’s just because I don’t have an addictive personality. I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs and my alcohol intake at the end of a week can often to close to, if not, zero. Maybe I just have a really boring life?
So sure, maybe Dry January isn’t aimed at people like me.
The good thing is that the trend tends to be that people drink less in the following months after the challenge, even if they don’t actually succeed in completing the whole month. Which is a great thing. After all, binge drinking in the UK is becoming a major problem. Once again doctors are pushing the idea of having at least two days off from alcohol a week to allow your body to recover. Are we really drinking that much?! Clearly so if once a year thousands of people try (and fail) to go 31 days without drinking any alcohol! I just can not wrap my head around it.
We’re now half way through the challenge and I hope you’re all going strong. Good luck to you! With that in mind though, I’m on holiday from the 23rd and yes there will be plenty of drink flowing but not enough to require me to take the entirety of February off to make up for it!