But with less than a week to go until the start of the second month of the year, is it then officially ‘have a drink’-weekend next weekend?
We ask how much benefit can such an extreme elimination, such as this, have on our health?
To be clear, alcohol is naturally a depressant, by and large. So, moderation really is the key anyway.
As well as that, a hangover is never, ever going to help when it comes to positively helping us to raise children.
Let alone how a hangover affects mental health and feeling like we can cope when we’d rather just stay in bed.
No, no, no.
Also, it’s worth pointing out just how easily alcohol can become a crutch, like any other substance or behaviour, such as: food, shopping, or even exercise.
If we view it too much as a treat or a reward – it can soon become the thing we live for. The thing we binge on. The thing that can get out of control.
Which is where the whole concept of abstinence comes in.
Because, surely, if you are able to enjoy alcohol sensibly and well within the guidelines of 14 units a week (though is that too much?), is there then really a need to cut it out entirely?
Granted, there’s always the possibility that a month without alcohol may potentially lead to a tee-total year or lifestyle.
Absolutely this will lead to more money and better health overall.
Although there are claims about small amounts of certain alcoholic drinks being good for us. Take wine for example. Though it can be confusing.
Equally, and if not more likely, is that the chance that the first weekend of February will be a blow-out!
What do you think?
Are you all-or-nothing?
How does that generally work out for you?
Is moderation the best policy when it comes to these sorts of things?
We’d love to know what you think.