Drinkers to make September the new January

Public health minister Gillian Merron is urging drinkers to make September the new January and cut down after their summer holidays.

A survey by the Know Your Limits campaign found that holidaymakers averaged eight alcoholic drinks every day during their summer break.

Now 19% have pledged to take two days off drinking a week, 16% planned to stop Monday — Thursday and 12% are going to have a dry month.

Ms Merron said: ‘It's all too easy to slip into the habit of drinking too much on holiday. And it's always hard to get back into a normal routine. But we should try to use September as the new January and make a pledge to be a little more healthy.'

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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