“Why can’t I stop?” This is a question that gets asked often by someone struggling with the disease of addiction. They want to stop. They hate what the using is doing to themselves – they hate what they see it doing to those around them.
A few years ago “Dry January” began to gain traction in the United Kingdom and it appears to have gathered momentum in Canada this year. Some research actually discovered this tradition dating back to the 1940s in Finland. After a holiday season of over indulgence, over eating, and general excess the theory is that a month off booze fits nicely with people’s resolution to live healthier.