Anna Headley

 15th January 2018 “Since ‘inadvertently’ starting Dry January I’ve lost 6 lbs (two weeks) which has shocked me as I hadn’t thought myself to be a heavy or even moderate drinker. “The added pluses which will also have contributed to the weight loss are that I’ve not been snacking on crisps and other snacks after…

Chris

 11th January 2018 “I’m not a big drinker but may have the occasional drink over the weekend. I have previously completed Dry January several times and also take part in Stoptober – both have become easier to complete over time. “To ensure I stuck to Dry January I planned for a long walk on the…

Chris

 9th January 2018 “Well, I’ve found it surprisingly easy so far, but yes its only been a week. Several of my friends seemed surprised when I told them I was going to attempt it. “I’m not sure if its that they didn’t think I had the confidence to, or that they know what I do…

Forward Leeds are supporting Dry January as a public health campaign in 2018. We are encouraging the general public to feel the benefits of a month off alcohol. 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…

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 activities…

Dry January logo

  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…

Bottles of Water

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…

Sofia

Several staff at Forward Leeds have decided to do Dry January. They are sharing their stories here as the month progresses.  Click on their image to see how they are getting on. Here are the reasons they have decided to do it. Anna I started doing dry January by accident when I suddenly realised that…

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Forward Leeds’ early intervention and prevention manager Bill Owen accompanied service user Kathryn Blackburn to speak about Dry January on Radio Leeds. Bill and Kathryn were invited to Radio Leeds to speak on live on air on Andrew Edwards’ afternoon show. The focus of the news piece was Dry January, with Bill and Kathryn speaking…

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