Doncaster boozers urged to quit this January

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Doncaster Council is encouraging people to sign up and join in with thousands of others taking a break from booze this January.

Alcohol Concern’s Dry January encourages people to take a month out from alcohol and enjoy the benefits from having a break from drinking.

The campaign encourages people to stop drinking for one month from 1 January, providing a range of support and encouragement via www.dryjanuary.org.uk

Dry January 2015 encourages people to ‘take a holiday from booze’ after the Christmas period as it is beneficial for their wallet, waistline and general health.

17,312 people took part in Dry January 2014 with over 80 per cent saying they had cut down on the amount drink for the rest of the year.

Cabinet member councillor Tony Corden said: “Taking a break from alcohol for a month will improve your general health, reduce your calorie intake and benefit your finances.”

If alcohol and alcholism has become a problem, support is available from the Doncaster Drug and Alcohol Service on 01302 730956.

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