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Drinking again? Maybe the problem is dry January

By Remy Tumin

19 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Experts say that even a short period of sobriety is good for your health. Habit memory is very slow to decay—so if you've slipped up, don't be too hard on yourself.

Hilary Sheinbaum’s first Dry January started as a dare.

She was texting with a friend on New Year’s Eve several years ago when, she said, “tipsy me” proposed they both cut out alcohol, a huge part of both of their personal and professional lives, for a month.

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