Dry January 2019, Who's up for it? - British Liver Trust

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Dry January 2019, Who's up for it?

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It will come as no surprise to learn that the British Liver Trust is putting its support behind the Dry January 2019 campaign. More about this can be found on their website: britishlivertrust.org.uk/mi...

It is hoped that some 4.2 million people will be supporting this challenge. But what's the impact going to be like?

As if by magic, the BBC have just released a brief video about the younger generation and the problems they encounter trying to face a sober Christmas. I had often thought that the younger generation saw Liver Fibrosis and Cirrhosis as being something old people get. I therefore find it quit reassuring that there are some youngsters out there who are beginning to respect their bodies and who want to break away from the typical student stereotype of mad, wild parties, and drunken weekends. But breaking away is not always as easy as it seems: bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_au...

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Yuiop profile image

Count me and hubby in.

alfredthegreat profile image

Hi Richard. My January will definitely be dry just like the four preceding it. so not sure if my input would account for anything much. Alf

This will be my 57th dry january 😀

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So awesome Laura xx 10 years for me coming up.

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I feel like a fraud now... im 56 and have Never drunk ! Does that still count as an achievement ?

Merry Christmas to you all and a happy healthy new year too xx

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Yes I think that one deserves its own medal still awesome.

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How did you manage to go through the 70's and the whole punk era sober? Well done to you.

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Haha i danced my way through it 💃

mncold profile image

Hi Richard64,

The hubby will be having a dry January.

I don't really drink much anyway, so it depends more on family. I don't turn down a glass of wine from my 94 year old Mother-in-Law :-) or the occasional drink from my adult children, other than those, my year is dry.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


I was planning on taking a liver protector that inhibits the effect of alcohol on the liver and then getting a good buzz going and dancing in the new year on top of the local pub bar counter. Then I realized that was a dream and no such thing exists. So I will be dry as well 😊

Smyally profile image

Dry January February March April May June July August September October November and December and proud of it. Trying to talk hubby and daughter into doing Dry January x

davianne profile image

Count me in for a dry January and year. I won,t even have the cranberry sauce my wife bought because it has port in it. Have a great Xmas


Ftydy profile image
Ftydy in reply to davianne

Lol have a glass of cranberry and tonic like me 🎉🎉

IPCN profile image

Really good articles Richard, thanks for sharing. It’s good to see more young people are recognising and changing their lifestyles. We’re alcohol free in my household Christmas, January and year long but it’s amazing how many friends and colleagues lives revolve around alcohol! They can’t believe we can have a great time sober but as you all know on this site we can. Here’s to more people signing up for a dry January x

MarkAS profile image

I started DJ last 1st January and not had a drink since so count me in 🤗

Ftydy profile image

Mine is dry and sober for the rest of my life 😱

What a fabulous response Richard.

Ftydy profile image

Hi thx how are you doing love to hear about your progress have a lovely Christmas lol I wish you later for the lovely new year

Peppy05 profile image

January will be the start of four year being sober, so I will continue being dry years to come, thanks Richard, happy holidays everybody. Peppy05

Poobear69 profile image

Stopped drinking September 11 2017. Listed 6 July 2018 and transplanted 11 July 2018. Back at gym 10 weeks post transplant. Happy sober and looking forward to my second sober Christmas! 👌🏼😊! Happy holidays and a great and Heath 2019 to you all x

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Good for you, well done.

Eibh13 profile image

Most definitely!

I’m new here...how does this work?

Do you all chat about it and support one another or do you just make the commitment?

Merry Christmas,

Eibh13 x

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First of all, may l welcome you here on behalve of everyone. You can talk about anything that you feel comfortable about sharing. No one is judgemental here, so feel free to open up. Most of the people here have been through so much, it's the sharing of this knowledge that is so helpful to others, it can also be very therapeutic in opening up. If you prefer, you can also send someone a private message. This can be helpful if the particular question is private.

I find that it does help to know where abouts in the world someone is from. The reasons for this is that it can sometimes become confusing talking about say liver transplant, and find that the system, and drugs used are different. It doesn't really matter what your gender is, but sometimes it's nice to know this.

Never feel embarrassed about asking questions. They may sometimes seem so trivial, but don't worry, ask anyway.

There is a wealth of knowledge here for all things liver. The only thing that should be remembered is that no one here is medically qualified, so can't comment on test results. What they can do is share their own experiences.

Once again, welcome and may l be the first to wish you a very merry Christmas.

Eibh13 profile image

Thanks very much Richard ...and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. Xx ❤️

I have written a question post and I am seeing the doctor in a couple of weeks.

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