Have You Signed Up For Dry January?
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Balance, the North East Alcohol office, are reminding people there is still time to sign up for Dry January.
It is hoped the benefits of the experience will encourage people to adopt healthier lifestyles during the rest of the year.
People who have gone dry in the previous two Dry January campaigns have lost weight, slept better, saved money and learnt that they don’t need alcohol to enjoy themselves.
Balance has teamed up with the council to encourage people to use the days throughout January to try something different in place of drinking.
Whether it be taking up a sport, learning a new skill, or throwing a tea party, there’s an array of hints and tips to help those who sign up to Dry January to make it through the month.
Councillor Sheelagh Clarke, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Wellbeing, said:
“We are once again supporting Dry January in Redcar & Cleveland to encourage our residents and people working within the borough to start thinking about their relationship with alcohol.
“We’re asking people to consider the impact alcohol has on their health, finances, friends, family and colleagues and if they require information, advice or support on any of these issues, they can contact Lifeline on 01642 481032.
“We would also like to encourage people to engage with Dry January and to give up alcohol for one month to help them to sleep better, lose weight, have more energy to do things with friends or family, and have more money available to them.”
To sign up to Dry January and find out more about the campaign visit www.dryjanuary.org.uk