Finding Dry January a stretch? Here are some tips to help you with your challenge.
Whether you’re joining the millions going dry this January, or you’re just looking to cut back on the booze for a week or two after the Christmas and new year festivities, we’ve got five alcohol-free tips to help.
- Meeting friends and family in the pub? Be the designated driver so you don’t get tempted
- If you have a cocktail night out with friends in the diary, stick to mocktails. They’re just as delicious…and they’re alcohol-free. Win-win!
- If your go-to place with friends is the pub, make a change and go to a café instead. Or better yet, take a walk or an exercise class together
- If you’re struggling to make booze-free choices, encourage your friends and family to cut out or cut down with you. It’s easier to do it when you have the support of others
- There are lots of great alcohol-free wines, beers and ‘spirits’ on the market these days. If you’re missing the taste, try picking up a booze-free bottle or cans in the supermarket
And if we’ve left you wondering why we’re encouraging you to cut the amount you drink, here’s why: regularly drinking alcohol – even one drink a day – increases your chances of developing breast cancer.
Dry January is a great way to start you on the road to cutting down. Our research suggests that almost a third of those who take part in Dry January drink less six months on.
It’s not too late to take part. Give our tips a go and be alcohol-free for the rest of the month.