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.