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Dry January 2017

Shropshire DAAT is encouraging people to sign up for next years Dry January challenge, to stay dry for the whole of January 2017.

Organised by the national charity Alcohol Concern, the Dry January campaign aims to highlight the benefits of cutting down on drink by challenging people to cut out alcohol for 31 days.

For more information and to sign up please visit



Fact Zone

More than 36,200 people were admitted to hospital because of the toxic effect of alcohol in England in 2011/13, that’s nearly 700 every week.
In 2010 alcohol use was the third leading risk factor contributing to the global burden of disease after high blood pressure and tobacco smoking
An estimated 9990 people were casualties of drink-driving accidents in the UK in 2011 including 280 who were killed and 1290 who suffered serious injury
Alcohol misuse costs England approximately £21bn per year in healthcare, crime and lost productivity costs
Alcohol is 45% more affordable than it was in 1980