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How to Stick With Dry January—Even When You Don't Feel Like It

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 16, 2018 01:05 AM
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by Claire Gillespie last modified Jan 15, 2018

Dry January might have started easily enough. Chances are you were totally partied out after the holiday festivities, and made it through the first week or two without feeling like you sacrificed too much. But then the novelty wears off and temptation starts to creep up. Now you're at the midway point and might be considering just one happy hour. With six sober months under my belt, I like to think I know a thing or two about how to make sobriety work while still living a great life. I quit drinking in June after a particularly boozy vacation. I wasn't quite Game of Thrones' Tyrion Lannister washing down my breakfast with "a mug of that good dark beer" — but I wasn't far off. My first toast to the Spanish sun was getting earlier every day and when the bubbles wore off, I did not feel good. I arrived back home bloated, bleary-eyed and more than a little worried about my drinking habits. For anyone out there who decided to kick 2018 off with Dry January , a practice of giving up alcohol for 31 consecutive days that began as an official campaign in the U.K. in 2015, you're halfway there. Here, my mid-month guide to sticking out the month when things get tough, with a little help from the experts. READ MORE »






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