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Dry January sparks interest in alcohol-free fun year-round

Posted: 8:28 AM, Jan 31, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-31 08:28:35-05

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — Dry January is a time when millions of people choose to abstain from alcohol, but many New Yorkers are showing interest in extending their self-restraint.

In fact, a reported 52% of American say they want to drinking less.

Started 16 years ago in the U.K. as a way to rest from holidays celebrated with ample alcohol, Dry January continues to gain popularity—even past the first month of the year.

Some local psychologists suggest giving Dry January a try as a way to address stress.

Those looking for a little help in tapering off their alcohol consumption can try mobile apps, like Loosid, which connects users with upscale, booze-free dining, hot spots, and events.