Take part in drink campaign
A NEW campaign urging people to take a month of drinking has been launched.
Health Minister Mark Drakeford AM has launched Dry January 2014, the Alcohol Concern campaign which encourages people to take a month off drinking.
Dry January is Alcohol Concern's challenge to adults in Wales to give up alcohol for 31 days in January, to help them feel better, save money, and to help begin a conversation about the role alcohol plays in our lives.
The aim is to raise awareness of what is sensible drinking, to provide a pause for thought.
People who take part will have an opportunity to raise money for Alcohol Concern through sponsorship from family and friends.
Dry January takes place in Wales against the backdrop of almost nine out of 10 adults in Wales saying they drink alcohol. Of those, four in 10 admit drinking above recommended guidelines.
Mr Drakeford said: "Alcohol Concern Cymru is encouraging people to have a conversation that will help them think about their drinking.
"It aims to get people talking and thinking about their drinking by taking a whole month off, and resetting their habits."