Jan 6, 2019
Every year since 2014, Great Britain has hosted a campaign called “Dry January.” For at least this month, participants abstain from alcohol for 30 days. Psychologists at the University of Sussex now report findings from a study of over 800 persons participating in last year's annual post-holidays drying out fest. The month off alcohol has lasting effects: less drinking over many months, weight loss, better sleep, an energy burst, and healthier appearing skin.
Six months after the month off alcohol, 80% were in better control of their drinking, 70% were enjoying better health and sleeping better, 67% had more energy, 58% lost weight, and 54% had better skin. A national survey showed that one in every ten British drinkers plan to do Dry January, 2019 this month.
Anyone anywhere can participate. There is a smartphone app you can download to help you through the month and encourage you to control your drinking from then on.
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University of Sussex. "How 'Dry January' is the secret to better sleep, saving money and losing weight." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 28 December 2018. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181228164834.htm>.