If drinking is part of your evening or weekend routine, giving up for a whole month (or even a few weeks) might seem quite daunting. Here are a few simple tips which might help you keep you on track:
Involve friends. Talk to friends or colleagues and see if you can find someone else who is interested in giving up for October – this way you can motivate each other and keep the momentum going!
Track your progress. If you’re a moderate drinker, you should begin the feel the benefits of giving up within just a few days.
Try new social activities. If you find that many of your usual social events involve alcohol, try an online class or activity which will remove the temptation to drink. If you’re having a night in, why not try out these fabulous mocktail recipes.
You can also take a look at Top Tips from Drinkaware and look at supportive articles and advice on the Sober for October Health hub.