This month, Spectrum is supporting “Sober for October” – the national campaign to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support by encouraging casual drinkers to cut back on alcohol.
Giving up alcohol can have many health benefits and can contribute to better quality sleep, brighter skin and increased energy – as well as helping you to save money!
To get involved this year, you can:
- Find out more about Sober for October on our campaign page
- Sign up now to take part
- Encourage support by adding a banner to your email signature
Thousands of people in the UK went ‘sober for October’ last year. Some people find that the benefits from cutting down, even temporarily, can lead to long-term changes in their drinking habits in the future. Reducing your alcohol intake can also contribute to:
- Deeper, more nourishing sleep
- Increased energy and focus
- Improvements in memory
- Brighter, clearer skin
- Weight loss
Sober for October raises funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, helping cancer patients and their families to live well for longer. To download posters and resources, take a look at online for more information.
‘Sober for October’ is aimed at social drinkers and may not be suitable for everyone.
If you are worried about your alcohol intake, please seek advice from a GP or contact one of Spectrum’s local clinics before attempting to stop drinking.