How Dry January Can Help Keep You Avoid A New Haven Auto Accident

January 2, 2023
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Many people make New Year’s Resolutions and often they include not doing something that is detrimental to your health that you have been doing regularly.  For instance, some people choose to not eat junk food or avoid gambling.  There is one fascinating trend that has taken hold over the last few years and that is those who are choosing to not drink alcohol in the month of January and observe “Dry January.”  This commitment to avoid alcohol and live substance free for the month of January is a good practice for anyone, but especially those who are heavy drinkers throughout the year.  It has positive physical health implications but did you know that observing “Dry January” can also help you avoid a New Haven auto accident which could have health and legal implications for you.

Abstaining from drinking alcohol can have a dramatic impact on your physical and emotional health, but it can be difficult for those that drink regularly.  Even if you are not dependent on alcohol, but enjoy going out for a drink after work with friends or unwind with a glass of wine at night, it can be challenging to give something up completely over the course of an entire month.  If you’re choosing this route you will need support from friends and family and ultimately will need a boatload of will power to make sure you stick to your commitment to stay dry for the entire month.  It can be challenging, but it can be done and if you are able to accomplish it you will have a number of positive outcomes.

1.) Your physical and emotional health will improve when you are spending a month not being dependent on a substance like alcohol to help you unwind and get away from the stress of the day.  Without this substance, you will need to rely on a holistic approach to limiting your stress and embracing the challenges of the day.

2.) You will no longer feel any stress relating to getting to and from your destination.  If you are not partaking in any alcohol consumption you will not have to worry about whether or not you need an Uber to get to and from your destination or if you have a designated driver because you can be that person for your friends who may not be observing “Dry January.”  It will be a stress that you no longer need to worry about, at least for the month of January.

3.) It may lead to additional lifestyle changes.  When you are no longer dependent on alcohol as a stress reliever you may find yourself doing other things like exercising, yoga or even meditation.  These activities can slow your mind down and may keep you safe when you’re behind the wheel because you are not stressing over the day and instead are at peace with the situations as they arise.

If you are observing “Dry January” you are not just going an entire month without consuming alcohol, you may be actually transforming your life without even knowing it.  Depending on how much alcohol you generally consume you may find yourself in a situation where you are happier and healthier with just this one simple change.  You can also get behind the wheel without the stress and worry about the possibility of getting into a New Haven auto accident while under the influence of this substance.  You will also be able to avoid any legal issues that may arise from driving while under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances.

Whether you are spending the month of January free from alcohol consumption or not, you may find yourself injured when behind the wheel and in need of representation with the insurance company.  Contact our office and one of our experienced attorneys will review your case and work with you to protect your long-term interests.