Dry January - Did you know that after just 48 hours your body is already experiencing the benefits of no booze?

Posted on: 03 Jan 2019

Information from Alcohol Change website: https://alcoholchange.org.uk/


Did you know that after just 48 hours your body is already experiencing the benefits of no booze?

As it takes an hour for each unit to be processed by your liver (see here for more information about units), it will have taken a while for any festive drinks to be processed by your body. But once that’s done, your liver can concentrate on its hundreds of other jobs, including regulating your temperature, processing nutrients and getting rid of old blood cells. So even if you’re not yet feeling fantastic on the outside your lovely liver is starting to enjoy the rest.

You can find out more about alcohol and your body in our factsheets.

If you’d like a little extra support to ease you through your first dry week, why not order a copy of Try Dry: The Official Guide to a Month Off Booze online? It’s packed with tips and tricks to help you sail through January without giving booze a second thought. If you order today, it could be with you by the weekend.

If you’re normally a heavy or daily drinker and you’re experiencing any physical symptoms such as sweating, nausea or anxiety, that may be due to stopping drinking and you need to see a medic as soon as possible. Dry January is really not suitable if you’re dependent on alcohol but your GP will be able to point you in the direction of support.

You can also find out more about support options on the Alcohol Change UK website.

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