Derbyshire: Can you manage without alcohol?


Residents are being challenged to manage a month without booze as part of a campaign being backed by Derbyshire County Council.

The council is backing the 31 day Dry January campaign being run by national charity Alcohol Concern.

Dry January encourages people to stop drinking alcohol for the first month of the year and last year more than 17,000 people took part.

By signing up to the Dry January website people can find advice and support to help them take a break from booze including tasty alcohol-free ‘mocktail’ recipes, a quiz and a unit calculator.

They can also sign up to get their effort sponsored in aid of Alcohol Concern.

Feeling healthier, saving money and losing weight are just three of the benefits that people can expect to experience if they take part in the challenge.

Residents can find sign up to the Dry January challenge at join in online at and follow updates on Twitter @dryjanuary