Dry January campaign

Dry January campaign

Dry January campaign

First published in News

SPIRE Southampton Hospital is urging residents to ditch the booze to beat liver disease.

Staff at the hospital have thrown their backing behind the Dry January campaign launched by the Alcohol Concern charity this month.

With death rates associated with liver disease up by more than two-thirds in the past 30 years and the average age of patients falling, experts at the hospital believe people need to take action before it is too late.

Dr Mark Wright, a specialist in liver problems, said: “There is a public stereotype of binge drinkers being at risk from alcohol, but they are not the only ones to consider. People who have been drinking regularly throughout their lives, whether to excess or not, are still be susceptible.

“Couples who share a bottle of wine a night, or friends who meet daily at their local pub for a few pints. These habits are just as dangerous over a prolonged period of time, and particularly when a person leads an unhealthy lifestyle, and carries excess weight.”

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10:57am Fri 28 Dec 12

Nicole23 says...

You cant stop just like that it will make you withdraw.
You cant stop just like that it will make you withdraw. Nicole23
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11:43am Fri 28 Dec 12

Subject48 says...

eh ?

Its just an excuse of those who are looking to carry on, so they "cut down" but not realy quit.
eh ? Its just an excuse of those who are looking to carry on, so they "cut down" but not realy quit. Subject48
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11:45am Fri 28 Dec 12

For pity sake says...

Nicole23 wrote:
You cant stop just like that it will make you withdraw.
At least that should help slow down the population explosion.
[quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: You cant stop just like that it will make you withdraw.[/p][/quote]At least that should help slow down the population explosion. For pity sake
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12:14pm Fri 28 Dec 12

sarfhamton says...

Nicole23 wrote:
You cant stop just like that it will make you withdraw.
I don't think this is aimed at alcoholics, you are right though stopping completely if you are an alcoholic can be dangerous.

Its more about giving your body and wallet a rest for a month, encouraging you to try different ways to socialise and relax.
[quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: You cant stop just like that it will make you withdraw.[/p][/quote]I don't think this is aimed at alcoholics, you are right though stopping completely if you are an alcoholic can be dangerous. Its more about giving your body and wallet a rest for a month, encouraging you to try different ways to socialise and relax. sarfhamton
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12:26pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Subject48 says...

hear hear!
hear hear! Subject48
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3:12pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Inform Al says...

Subject48 wrote:
hear hear!
Good time for me to give up, I'm gonna be on cold turkey for some weeks anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Subject48[/bold] wrote: hear hear![/p][/quote]Good time for me to give up, I'm gonna be on cold turkey for some weeks anyway. Inform Al
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3:34pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Subject48 says...

good man. I havent had a drink or smoked anything in over 3 months and I havent looked back.
good man. I havent had a drink or smoked anything in over 3 months and I havent looked back. Subject48
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