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I’ve never con­sid­ered my­self an al­co­holic but I never seemed to get through an evening with­out a glass (or three) of wine.

I reg­is­tered for a Dry Jan­uary Chal­lenge on world­with­outwine.com in 2018. I was ap­pre­hen­sive as I won­dered how I’d re­lax at the end of a busy day!

I con­vinced my­self it was high time I tested my de­pen­dence on al­co­hol as I had a feel­ing I was drink­ing just a lit­tle more ev­ery year.

I was also ter­ri­fied of the health risks. I’d read drink­ing more than a bot­tle and a half a week would put my health at risk.

As a breast-can­cer sur­vivor I couldn’t face the thought of a re­cur­rence and was de­ter­mined to live a healthy lifestyle.

I got through that first Dry Jan­uary by chang­ing my mind­set. I was de­ter­mined not to feel de­prived and mis­er­able, so I used those weeks to launch my­self into other ac­tiv­i­ties. Ev­ery evening I went for

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