As the festive season comes to a close The Castle Surgery and Essex County Council are urging people to get their 2017 off to a positive and healthy start by signing up for Dry January.
Dry January is a national initiative run by charity Alcohol concern, which encourages people to sign up to go alcohol free for 31 days.
The plea comes following the findings of a new survey which shows nearly 1 in 10 of people believe it’s acceptable for a child aged 10 or under to drink alcohol at Christmas.
The survey, conducted by Alcohol Concern, shows that 1 in 4 adults have been drunk in front of a child at Christmas. The survey also found that during the festive period, people are most likely to be drunk in front of our partners or work colleagues. Around two fifths of people have been drunk in front of a colleague and over a fifth in front of a boss.
To sign up for Dry January visit www.dryjanuary.org.uk