November is a traditional month in Ireland for people giving up alcohol in preparation for indulging heavily over the festive season.
A break from drinking is always beneficial but not if it's an excuse to binge. A wiser move is to just cut down on drinking the whole year round.
Make it a smaller one: you can still enjoy a drink but go for smaller sizes. Try bottled beer instead of pints, or a small glass of wine instead of a large one
Have a lower-strength drink: cut down the alcohol by swapping strong beers or wines for ones with a lower strength. You'll find this information on the bottle
Stay hydrated: drink a pint of water before you start drinking, and don't use alcohol to quench your thirst. Have a soft drink instead
Keep a diary of how much you drink.
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