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Weston-super-Mare residents urged to undertake an alcohol-free January

PUBLISHED: 12:30 02 January 2018

Weston residetns are being urged to take part in Dry January.

Weston residetns are being urged to take part in Dry January.

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Weston-super-Mare drinkers are being urged to take a break from alcohol during January.

Health officials are calling for people to undertake Dry January, a yearly scheme which aims to encourage people to give up or reduce their alcohol consumption for 31 days.

It comes after more than 1,300 hospital stays for alcohol-related harm occurred in North Somerset during 2016.

Chairman of North Somerset clinical commissioning group Dr Mary Backhouse said: “Dry January is a great way to have a break from alcohol.

“After the Christmas and New Year’s eve festivities, this is the ideal time for people to think about their drinking habits and make a fresh start.

“Why not take up the challenge and see what benefits an alcohol free month can bring for you?”

Visit www.dryjanuary.org.uk for more information or search Dry January on Facebook.

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