A recent article said an estimated 4.2 million people in the UK planned on abstaining from alcohol in January. “Dry January” was created to help people be more mindful about alcohol and its effects on them but there have been some fears that Dry January may lead to Binge Drinking February.
A study on rats has raised the concern that a dry month may lead to heavier drinking afterwards.
The rats were given alcohol over a period of time and then suddenly the alcohol was removed. When the alcohol was reintroduced, the rats actually drank more.
The researchers say the results may be similar in humans. Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46949102