‘Dry January’ encourages healthy start to new year

WWNY ‘Dry January’ encourages healthy start to new year

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - It’s a trend that’s encouraging people to start the new year on a healthy note.

“Dry January” is when people voluntarily stop drinking alcohol for a month after imbibing during the holidays.

Studies show that people who stop drinking for a month slept better and had more energy.

However, a local health official says this may only work for some people.

“I think that may cause a false sense of security for some people who may already have some doubt - am I perhaps moving into a problem drinking area,” said Anita Seefried-Brown, PIVOT program director.

But, Seefried-Brown does say laying off the booze for a period of time can be a good thing if managed correctly.

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