HOW YOU CAN CELEBRATE “DRY JANUARY” IN 2019
If we can learn one thing about the Christmas season and New Year’s celebrations, people have a tendency to let loose and overindulge. Once December the 1st arrives, the public explodes into a feeding frenzy as they consume comfort foods and a string of holiday pastries and, at times, can take part in crazy social gatherings that (as you may have guessed) serve fountains of alcohol. Based on recent reports from the New York Post, the average U.S. citizen will consume 2 times more booze during the Christmas season than they had consumed in previous months. Ultimately, you have to lay down the law when it comes to your alcohol problems. So, what better time to start than the New Year? Here is how you can celebrate “Dry January” in 2019.
Resolutions and Betterment
Ultimately, “Dry January” sounds more like a term for parched skin, although all of us can agree that the winter weather is less than generous to your cosmetics. Ultimately, “Dry January” is a term that refers to staying away from alcohol or completely cutting off from alcohol during the first month of the year, a time when an overwhelming sense of self-betterment inspires us to make drastic changes in our lives (even though not all of them work out). In the case of “Dry January,” however, alcoholics can take this opportunity to make one big change that can definitely last forever.
According to Women’s Health, the term “Dry January” was coined in the United Kingdom by the non-profit group Alcohol Concern in 2013, during an attempt to raise money to create more awareness for alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
Return or Continuation of Healthy Living
Medical professionals argue that “Dry January” can be extremely beneficial to health. Although you cannot return to the moments before you fell victim to alcohol abuse or addiction, you can consider this month a “reset button” of sorts. Here are some ways that you can benefit from “Dry January”:
- Rehydration of your skin
- Losing extra weight induced by alcohol
- Better, more relaxed sleep
- Drop in anxiety
Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder
Always remember that alcohol does not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your alcohol abuse or addiction troubles today.