January’s topic of the month is Alcohol.

December is a busy and hectic time for a lot of us. It is also hopefully a time of fun and cheer, and opportunity to make memories with the people closest to us.  Many people do over indulge at this time of year, and then look to slow down / get healthier in the New Year.

Dry January is popular for many people wanting to kick-start their new year in a healthy way, and it’s a chance to detox after a lively Christmas period.  There is some information in the below link to the benefits of this.

https://alcoholchange.org.uk/blog/2022/benefits-of-dry-january-and-when-you-can-expect-to-see-them

To read more information regarding facts around Alcohol, its health effects, the law, drinking habits, behaviours, and how it can affect our relationships, please click on the link below.

https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/facts

If you would like support to help you track and monitor your alcohol use, click on the following link for information and advice around thedrinkaware app.

https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/tools/mydrinkaware-app

If you do feel like you need some support around alcohol, please click on the following links

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/alcohol-support/

https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/advice/alcohol-support-services

If you feel you need support via Alcoholics Anonymous –“ Millions of men and women have heard or read about the unique Fellowship called Alcoholics Anonymous since its founding in 1935. Of these, more than 2 million now call themselves members. People who once drank to excess, they finally acknowledged that they could not handle alcohol, and now live a new way of life without it” – click below for more information

https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

They also offer a National Helpline you can contact free on 0800 9177 650, or email at help@aamail.org

Change Grow Live offer support and advice around understanding your alcohol usage, cutting down, and support for people trying to quit, or prevent relapse

https://www.changegrowlive.org/advice-info/alcohol-drugs

If you would like any more information or advice relating to the contents of this article, or any of the previous ones, please contact Andrew Dixon, Parent support Advisor on 01642 676768, or email at enquiries@thevillageprimary.org.uk

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