Booze free for January

Borough residents are being challenged to start the New Year with a clear head by ditching the booze for a month.

Alcohol Concern’s Dry January campaign, regionally partnered by Balance, is calling on drinkers to take a break and give up alcohol in January.

Now in its third year, Dry January aims to get people thinking and talking about their relationship with alcohol by abstaining for a month. It’s hoped the benefits of the experience will encourage people to adopt healthier lifestyles during the rest of the year.

Balance is now calling on people across North Tyneside to help the region achieve similar successes by opting in favour of alcohol-free fun during January 2015.

To sign up to Dry January, find out more about the campaign and to access a wealth of support and advice, visit the Dry January website at