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  • Seattle Times
    Dear Dry January, we need to talk
    January 9, 2023

    A lot of people I know are weeks into what has now become an annual tradition: Dry January. The concept behind Dry January is that with the revelry of the holidays behind us and the new year beginning, the consumption of alcohol is reined in for a month of sobriety.

  • Forbes
    7 Health Benefits Of Dry January—And Expert Advice On How To Set Yourself Up For Success
    January 5, 2023

    Dry January is a wellness challenge particularly popular on social media, and encompasses abstaining from alcohol for the duration of the first month of the year.

  • The Guardian
    Why so few baby boomers are doing Dry January
    January 4, 2023

    anuary is again upon us, marking a month of abstinence from alcohol for many. Nearly 9 million people will participate in dry January this year, according to Alcohol Concern

  • Washington Post
    Will ‘Dry January’ trigger alcohol withdrawal symptoms?
    January 2, 2023

    As a physician who specializes in addiction medicine, I approach conversations about Dry January with both enthusiasm and caution. My caution stems from the fact that many of my patients are unaware about the potential risks of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS).

    If Dry January is too much for you, try its more lenient cousin—Damp January
    January 1, 2023

    A new year rolls around, and a chorus of people band together to give sobriety a go—that is, for the month of January. Dry January, the month some people abstain from drinking as part of a New Year’s ritual, has grown in popularity since the term was first coined about a decade ago.

  • Safety+Health Magazine
    Study of ER visits finds link between alcohol-related injuries and early death
    December 30, 2022

    A recent study of hospital ER patients found that those who were under the influence of alcohol when they were injured had a fivefold increased risk of dying within the next year.

  • FOX Business
    Beyond Dry January: The rise of non-alcoholic drinks in the adult beverage market
    December 29, 2022

    Giving up alcohol for the first month of the year is a growing trend following holiday indulgences, but the adult beverage industry sees opportunity far beyond Dry January for year-round low alcohol and booze-free options.

    What Percentage of Americans Drink Alcohol?
    December 29, 2022

    The percentage of U.S. adults aged 18 and older who say they drink alcohol averaged 63% over the past two years, whereas 36% described themselves as “total abstainers.” The drinking rate ticks up to 65% when narrowed to adults of legal drinking age, which is 21 and older nationwide

    Alcohol-Related Dementia. Be Aware of Alcohol Consumption
    December 26, 2022

    There are currently 55 million people worldwide with a diagnosis of dementia. There are several risk factors for dementia, including increased alcohol consumption. However, prolonged excessive alcohol intake is a direct cause of Alcohol-Related Dementia (ARD). In addition, with our aging population, there is more concern about an upsurge in cognitive disorders related to longstanding lifestyle habits and preventable causes.