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Top police chiefs to give up the booze for January


By Adrian Curtis


Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite and Deputy Andy Coles
Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite and Deputy Andy Coles

Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite and his ?deputy, Andy Coles, are joining thousands of people giving up alcohol for 'Dry January'.

They are joining forces with Cambridgeshire County Council to encourage people across the county to do the same.

Now in its fifth year, the Alcohol Concern campaign asks people to consider giving up alcohol for a month to give their bodies a break from drink over the Christmas period.

Mr Ablewhite said:

“Alcohol misuse costs England approximately £21billion per year in healthcare, crime and lost productivity costs.

“It can also lead to poor health, including cancer, high blood pressure and depression. Taking part brings so many benefits – from weight loss to higher energy levels, to saving money and sleeping better.”

Joseph Keegan, alcohol strategic lead at the county council, added: “It is not about never drinking again, it’s just an opportunity for people to reflect on their drinking patterns and to give their body a break from alcohol after the festive period.

“Why not give up the booze for a month by taking part in ‘Dry January’ and benefit from the health kick?”

Visit alcoholconcern.org.uk/dry-january for more.



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