As I mentioned last week, I’m reviving #100WordsonSaturday here. Every week, I’ll be writing 100 words to bring awareness to some causes, issues, special days. Last Saturday, was World Introvert Day and I wrote about Introvert Power. This week, I want to share about Dry January.
Why would you stop drinking now? It’s still the holiday season?
Yes, that’s exactly why it’s the best time to do it.
I’ve been reflecting on my childhood. The holiday season was the worst time of the year for me. A party every night at our house. And my parents lurching from one day to the next – drunk or hungover. I don’t want that for my children.
Do they still drink over the holidays?
No. They both died in a car crash on New Year’s night, 25 years ago. My children deserve better.
What Is Dry January?
The holiday season seems to be a time when people seem to think they ‘must’ drink. Binge drinking is a common phenomenon over the holidays. There’s a movement now called Dry January to encourage people to give up alcohol for 31 days. What a great way to start the New Year on a good note!
Dry January, when drinkers aim to abstain from alcohol for a whole month, was designed to “reset” people’s relationship with booze. It’s a period of abstinence many felt they needed in 2021 – the pandemic has led to people drinking more alcohol, according to research from Alcohol Change UK.– BBC
With 1 January, being Human Traffic Awareness Day, #100WordsOnSaturday will focus on this issue next week. Join me, if you like.
Alcohol has wreaked havoc in many societies. There is a difference between drinking and getting drunk. Not easy to figure out, especially when drinking!
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Alcohol has destroyed so many families… physically, mentally and emotionally. Thanks for reviving #100WordsonSaturday. It has woken me up from slumber! 🙂
Poignant, but powerful story. Thank you for 100 words on Saturday. It had been my favourite!
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That’s a great initiative Corinne – Dry january. More than adults, I saw teenagers slipping into alcohol and drugs here in the US. Drunk and Drive is still dangerous as it’s impacting not only the people who drink but even the innocents on the road.
That is a powerful message, Corinne. Loved that you have revived 100 Words on Saturday. And using it to express such issues is an amazing and powerful idea. Kudos to you!
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A much-needed initiative to encourage people to check their habits and change for the better. Life will become so much more meaningful and happy without having to depend upon such “needs”.
Alcohol destroys many lives and families …one has to know the stop button like in every other thing.
I didn’t anticipate the end and a tragedy for someone dying on the road. I went silent and wondering on life. Also, I didn’t know about dry January but makes sense considering we have dry day in the country:)
You sent such a powerful message in just a 100 words, Corinne! Alcohol ruins lives and yet people continue to get addicted to it. Wish they knew to put an end to it.
Love the fact that you revived the #100wordsonsaturday and how this can be used to spread awareness about things that need to be shared.
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