Council calls for people to ditch the drink this January

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Drinkers are being urged to call time on their boozing habits during January by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Thousands of people nationwide are expected to take part in ‘Dry January’, choosing to stop drinking for one month to make a healthier start to the year and recover from indulgences of Christmas and New Year.

Launched by Alcohol Concern, it has been given the backing of the council.

Coun Joyce Bosnjak, chair of the health and wellbeing Board said: “Many of us are guilty of maybe having too much in the festive period and January is a great time to take a bit of time out from that. Dry January isn’t about never drinking again, but it does offer a chance to re-evaluate our drinking habits.

“People often think they need to drink to have a good time, so going a few weeks without alcohol can be a welcome reminder that doesn’t have to be the case.”

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