What does giving up alcohol does to your mind and body?

02-Jan-2020
KEY POINTS FROM ARTICLE:

4.2 million Brits took part in Dry January in 2019.
After Dry January 49% of people lose weight, while 62% sleep better and 79% save money.
In the long run, alcohol can contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety.
Regular heavy drinking can damage the heart muscle and result in a heart attack or stroke.
Dry January can kickstart the much-needed reparation process in the liver.
Kidneys should start to healing as soon as you stop drinking.
Abstaining from alcohol will reduce the likelihood of acid reflux and gastritis.
Stopping drinking supports proper hydration and is beneficial for your skin.

Dry January can be prescribed to everyone, only benefits for your health, without any side effects

Mentioned in this article:

Company Alcohol Change UK - Alcohol Change UK is the new charity formed by the merger of Alcohol Research UK and Alcohol Concern

Company Alcohol Concern - National charity working to help reduce the problems that can be caused by alcohol

Company Drinkaware - Drinkaware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK

Company Representative James Kingsland

Academic Nitin Shori - Medical Director at Pharmacy2U Ltd and NHS GP Partner Parkhouse Surgery

Academic Paul Wallace

Company Pharmacy2U - UK's largest online pharmacy, taking care of repeat prescriptions for over 300,000 people

Company Representative Richard Piper - CEO at Alcohol Change UK.

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