Brent Council is supporting the Dry January Campaign run by Alcohol Concern working with Public Health England – encouraging people to give up alcohol for January and promoting the health benefits of doing so.
Giving the body a break from drinking alcohol will see a number of benefits including weight loss, improved sleep, improved energy levels as well as saving money.
In Brent we have services available for people who are concerned about their drinking. B3 offer a confidential and supportive peer to peer drop in service each Saturday, 12noon- 5pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm for people with substance issues. The drop in session is held at 97 Cobbold Road, NW10. Find out more on their website.
As part of its support, Brent will share information on its communications channels about Dry January and also signposting people to B3 for support. Working with B3, Brent will be holding an information stall on Thursday, 14 January where B3 will be talking to people about the amount of units in different types of alcoholic drinks, offering support and advice available for people that feel they drink too much as well as discussing alternatives to alcohol.
Last January over two million people participated. To find out more and to pledge to give up alcohol for the month go to http://www.dryjanuary.org.uk