Taking a month off from drinking has more benefits than you might think. According to a study from the University of Sussex, 800 people who participated in Dry January last year reported they:
- Had a sense of achievement (93%)
- Were able to save money (88%)
- Thought more deeply about their relationship with alcohol (82%)
So could anyone benefit from a month off (or longer) from drinking? Most likely, says Dr. Deni Carise, Ph.D. and Chief Scientific Officer at Recovery Centers of America.
“People might say to me, ‘I think I might have a drinking problem, but I’m not sure.’ I say to them, ‘When was the last time you thought you had a problem with broccoli? You never think that because you don’t have a problem with broccoli,’” Dr. Carise told Healthline.
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