Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!

by International Blue Cross
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Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
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Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!

Project Report | Dec 30, 2019
Dry January - Time to reflect

By Noemi Eliane | Project Assistant

After the Christmas celebrations in the family circle, New Year follows. For some, the start of the year is full of goals, hopes and excitement for the events in the coming year. For others it is marked by worries and fears to be disappointed again in the new year. For both groups it is worth making a "Dry January", a month completely without alcohol. Some learn to celebrate without alcohol, others are prevented from forgetting their sorrow through alcohol.  

The challenge of the "Dry January" goes back to the educational campaign of the organisation Alcohol Change UK. The campaign began in 2012 to address the dangers of alcohol and addictive behaviour. 4000 people started the task seven years ago, today there are millions worldwide who intend to give up alcohol in the first month of the year.

Researchers confirm that a non-alcoholic month can bring about health changes. The effects are particularly great for people who drink a lot. On average, they lost around two kilos, blood pressure dropped by five percent, the risk of diabetes was reduced by 30 percent, the immune system was strengthened and the liver was able to recover.

The Dry January especially helps to get new self-awareness about one' s alcohol consumption. Children and Youth can be shown during this time which effects alcohol has on their health and behaviour. Especially the peer pressure among teenagers to drink can be interrupted by the Dry January and the trend of binge drinking at the weekend can be questioned.

In the coming year, the International Blue Cross will continue to carry out activities for children and teenagers to teach them “Life Skills”. Life skills shape the behavior of youth by giving them the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about alcohol and drugs and associated risks, including the transmission of HIV/AIDs. Life skills lessons are taught through peer education, which is based on role modeling and the ability of young people to become leaders and agents of change through empowerment and support.

Thank you very much for your donation! Happy New Year 2020!

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Location: Bern - Switzerland
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Anne Babb
Bern , Bern Switzerland

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