Lots of people now-a-days have a “dry” January, meaning they drink no alcohol in January after a period of possible excess at Christmas. This is a good idea but it is probably more important to drink within healthy limits all year round than be abstinent for a month and then return to drinking more than is healthy.
What is healthy?- the amount that the government has recommended as safe has been decreasing in recent years. It is now the same for men and women at 14 units or about 14 small glasses of wine per week.
So don’t feel guilty if you have a drink in January but keep the amounts very moderate all year round. Happy New Year to all from all of us.