‘Dry January’ saw 500 people go teetotal in Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: Dr Mohammed Khan Dr Mohammed Khan

FIVE Hundred people signed up to the ‘Dry January’ campaign run by Alcohol Concern in conjunction with Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Figures have shown the cost of alcohol misuse in the borough to be over £62m annually, £424 per person.

Council health boss Mohammed Khan said: “Well done to everyone who took part, even those who only had a short break, but extra special congratulations to those who made the full 31 days.

“Hopefully they will have enjoyed the health benefits of making a rejuvenated start to 2014.

“500 sign-ups across Blackburn with Darwen is a brilliant figure,.

“The new perspective people will have on their drinking can hopefully be used to create a new set of rules for their drinking as they move forward in 2014.”

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1:19pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Copperhead says...

January was a bad month for those of us who refuse to submit to the NHS health fascists and carry on enjoying a few beers every week.
Any coincidence that the man encouraging us all to give up alcohol is called Mohammed ???????????
Can't WAIT to take over the UK and impose sharia law, eh, Mohammed ?
Preparing us for that day all you muslims dream of ?
Anyway, I read SO much about the evils of alcohol this month, I decided to give it up.
Reading, that is.
January was a bad month for those of us who refuse to submit to the NHS health fascists and carry on enjoying a few beers every week. Any coincidence that the man encouraging us all to give up alcohol is called Mohammed ??????????? Can't WAIT to take over the UK and impose sharia law, eh, Mohammed ? Preparing us for that day all you muslims dream of ? Anyway, I read SO much about the evils of alcohol this month, I decided to give it up. Reading, that is. Copperhead

3:31pm Tue 11 Feb 14

PJH123 says...

"Figures have shown the cost of alcohol misuse in the borough to be over £62m annually, £424 per person. "

I'd be most interested in a breakdown of this made-up figure.
"Figures have shown the cost of alcohol misuse in the borough to be over £62m annually, £424 per person. " I'd be most interested in a breakdown of this made-up figure. PJH123

3:45pm Tue 11 Feb 14

abetterblackburn says...

Religion is the hardest drug to recover from!

Religion remains a man made error!

Religion is not for the thinking person!

Religion is governed by fear!

Religion - What a wonderful world it would be without it!
Religion is the hardest drug to recover from! Religion remains a man made error! Religion is not for the thinking person! Religion is governed by fear! Religion - What a wonderful world it would be without it! abetterblackburn

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