Here at Forward Leeds we are encouraging the general public to feel the benefits of a month off alcohol for Dry January. There are many benefits to a month not drinking. People feel better, sleep better, lose weight and gain pounds in their pocket. They also find they have the time to try different…

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  Dry January began in 2012 as the brainchild of a member of staff at Alcohol Concern, Emily Robinson, who had given up drink in January 2011 to train for a half-marathon. She felt she benefitted so much from a month of booze that she repeated it in 2012. People she spoke to about it…

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There are plenty of reasons for taking part in Dry January. Here are some of them You will sleep better Your skin will improve You can lose weight After the Christmas splurge it’s a great way to save money. The average UK adult spends nearly £70 a month on alcohol It gives you a chance…

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Several staff at Forward Leeds have decided to do Dry January. They will be sharing their stories here as the month progresses.  Here are the reasons they have decided to do it. Chris I am doing dry January because I want to lose some weight, give my body a ‘kick-start’ for the new year and…

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Combining drugs and alcohol can make them exponentially more dangerous Over half of all drug poisoning deaths in England and Wales involve more than one drug and/or alcohol* You might find that one drug affects you in a particular way and that makes other drug(s) or any alcohol you take more dangerous than usual. Taking…

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The safest choice is not to drink at all during pregnancy. Did you know? There is emerging evidence that any alcohol during pregnancy is linked to preventable disabilities such as: birth defects behavioural problems learning difficulties growth deficiencies In 2016 the Department of Health has published new guidelines for pregnant women in England, Wales and…

LIKE MY LIMIT CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH ALCOHOL New 2016 campaign to be launched soon. The Like My Limit campaign, developed by Leeds City Council in partnership with Forward Leeds, is launching on 16th November to coincide with Alcohol Awareness Week. Forward Leeds currently has over 1,500 clients in treatment for alcohol;…

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