Health benefits from ‘dry’ or ‘damp’ January can last year-round

MADISON, Wis. — Many people make a New Year’s resolution to cut back on their drinking by partaking in “dry” — or more recently, “damp” — January, where they either completely abstain from or greatly reduce their alcohol intake during the first month of the year.

Dr. Roopa Shah joined News 3 Now’s Weekend Mornings to talk about some of the benefits people see when they participate in “dry” or “damp” January, including better sleep, thinking more clearly, lower blood pressure, and better skin — and how those changes might motivate you to reduce your alcohol intake year-round.