West Sussex residents are being challenged to try ‘Dry January’ and last a month without drinking alcohol.
The 31-day challenge is run by national charity Alcohol Concern and last year more than 1,000 people in the county took part along with two million people across the UK.
Anyone signing up on the Dry January website can find advice and support as well as alcohol-free mocktail recipes.
There is also the option for people to ask friends and relatives to sponsor their efforts to raise money for Alcohol Concern.
Christine Field, West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for community wellbeing, said: “Dry January is not about stopping drinking forever − it’s a chance to give your body a break after the excesses of the festive season.
“Cutting the amount of alcohol you consume is a good start and a whole month off alcohol is really good for your health. It boosts your energy levels, improves your sleep and it also gives you a sense of achievement – as well as saving you money too.”
To sign up or for more information, search ‘Dry January’ on the homepage of the West Sussex Wellbeing website at www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk
You can also visit www.dryjanuary.org.uk
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