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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.


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?”

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