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I can't believe we are only days into the New Year
Started by: i-spy (14349)  Report abuse
..it's obviously going to be a real slog after taking the pledge to attempt an alcohol dry January
Any suggestions on what to drink. !'m getting a bit fed up with dandelion and burdock

Posted by: priscus (7238) Report abuse
Do not allow yourself to feel deprived! Whilst you are denying yourself alcohol, be prepared to permit yourself a high level of self-indulgence in the alternatives you select.

Avoid situation where you have everything but the drink, and feel it to be the missing item required for a sense of completion!

Aversion Therapy: Write a cheque for £100 or so to the cause you hate the most. Give it to someone you trust, with instruction to mail it, should you lapse.

Next year, why not do it the other way round: promise yourself some real treats as part of your Christmas inebriation as a reward for abstaining in the month leading up to them.

Just a thought....

Whilst the 'Detox Month' is of benefit to liver, capping overall consumption may be of greater benefit wrt cardiac health!

Good luck with your endeavours!

Posted by: tomplum (4967)  Report abuse
I usually do the dry January but, this years i thought, there's plenty of time to go dry when I'm dead, So I'll save it for then and do it proper,

Posted by: tonker (19803)   Report abuse
My favourite thirst-quencher is ASDA's Pink Grapefruit Cordial!
It has to be ASDA's, not Robinsons.

Posted by: nanajacqui (2029)  Report abuse
Be careful if you take Cholesterol tablets as it's advised to avoid grapefruit

Posted by: kathpressey (4870)  Report abuse
M&S do a great fiery ginger beer and no sugar.

Posted by: i-spy (14349)  Report abuse
How many days in January

Posted by: jo anne (32001)   Report abuse
Thirsty one, I-Spy. Sorry, I meant thirty one.

Posted by: i-spy (14349)  Report abuse

Posted by: raymyjamie (5645) Report abuse
I have a ‘few’ LOL!!!! glasses of wine late at night as a ‘nightcap’.
I DO really try to have some ‘dry’ nights, but when you’re still awake at 2-00 o’clock in the morning, it’s hard not to have a little drinkypoos to ‘get you off’.
If I have just a couple of glasses, I sleep like a lickle babby LOL!!!!!
I really need to re-evaluate my lifestyle for the new year.

Posted by: i-spy (14349)  Report abuse
You need a drip

Posted by: raymyjamie (5645) Report abuse
"You need a drip "

I am a drip LOL

Posted by: i-spy (14349)  Report abuse

Posted by: jo anne (32001)   Report abuse
Sorry, I-Spy, I can take or leave alcohol so Dry January isn’t a challenge to me. Good on you for doing it.

(I did read somewhere though that every time someone says ‘Dry January’ a barman dies. )


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