Have you quit drinking for January?

What's making you try short term sobriety?

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Senior Writer

Published January 8, 2019 5:00PM (EST)



After the punishing party season from Thanksgiving to New Year's, more and more people are declaring a "Dry January" and taking a break from alcohol. Salon's Nicole Karlis reports that if you can weather the taunting you may get from your indulgent friends, a drinking sabbatical can have positive effects, including conditioning you to drink a little less all year round.

Are you taking a few weeks off from your poison of choice? Have you ever tried a Dryuary before? And if you're cutting back or cutting off entirely, why did you decide to do it?

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a senior writer for Salon and author of "A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles."

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