Norwich: People Urged To Give Up Alcohol For January

4 January 2014, 06:37

After lots of food and drink over the Christmas period a health group in Norwich is encouraging people to cut out alcohol until the end of the month.

Healthy Norwich wants people to get on board with Dry January, which is a national campaign to give up alcohol for 31 days and give yourself a healthier start to the new year.

The group says by ditching the alcohol you can save money, lose weight, feel better and break bad habits.

Dry January is organised by Alcohol Concern. So far more than 7,000 people all over the UK have signed up to this year's campaign. Many are being sponsored to raise money or holding events at work or in their communities.

Tracy Williams, from NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: "We want people to have a great time and still be healthy. We want you to go to that party, to turn up for that pub quiz, to go for that long weekend away, but ditch the wine and beer and choose a soft drink for company instead.

"After the Christmas and New Year break, January is the perfect time to detox."

Last year, people who took part in Dry January said they enjoyed the challenge - some lost weight, some slept better and almost everyone saved.

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