Is a 'Dry January' For You?

Now that we're into the new year, the trendy fad of 2019 is a 'Dry January,' where people give up all alcohol for one month, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The 'Dry January' is among the top New Year's Resolutions of 2019, according to comments on social media.

David Pain of San Antonio's Center for Health Care Services says go for it, he says the benefits are widespread and go well beyond your liver.

"Alcohol is a depressant," he said.  "It has emotional costs to it.  It also has a financial savings, you're not buying alcohol."

Pain says if you are giving a 'Dry January' a try, its best to have all adults in the house on the same page.

"If you come home and you automatically have a drink with your husband and wife, see if you can get that changes," he recommends.  "See if you can get the adults living with you to make that change as well."

Pain says if, like most people, you drink one or two beers or glasses of wine a day, a Dry January shouldn't be too much strain. 

But when you get close to ten adult beverages daily, quitting cold turkey could be dangerous.


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