Dry January

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The Christmas parties are over, the New Year has begun and you may be feeling run down from over doing the drink. So why not try going sober for Dry January? 

Abstaining for a month could help you lose weight, reduce your blood pressure and cut your alcohol consumption.

However, if you are addicted to alcohol, it's important you see your pharmacist or doctor instead of simply stopping.

You may need support if:

  • you often feel the need to have a drink
  • you get into trouble because of your drinking
  • other people warn you about how much you're drinking
  • you think your drinking is causing you problems

If you need help going sober or just want some free, friendly, confidential advice, our pharmacists are on hand to offer the support and guidance you need. 

Many of our pharmacies also have special tumblers to show you what a unit looks like, to help when you're drinking at home. 

Find your nearest pharmacy here.

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And just because you've given up alcohol doesn't mean you can't have fun. You can still go out, stay in or relax without a cheeky tipple. 

Lincolnshire Co-op food stores offer a wide range of alcohol alternatives, from cordials by local producer Bevloir or a variety of soft drinks.

PLUS, there's plenty more benefits to giving up the drink for a month. Alcohol Change says:

"A month alcohol-free has a lot of benefits: research published in 2018, conducted by the Royal Free Hospital and published in the British Medical Journal, found that a month off lowers blood pressure, reduces diabetes risk, lowers cholesterol, and reduces levels of cancer-related proteins in the blood. During Dry January last year 88% of participants saved money, 71% slept better and 58% lost weight."

So why not give it a go? We're here to support you with any help you need. 

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