Survey Suggests the Tough Part Comes After 'Dry January'
A recent survey cited in U.S. News and World Report reveals that individuals need more than just intrinsic motivation to help curb their drinking in the new year.
"The survey, of nearly 3,000 'higher-risk' drinkers, found that roughly 20 percent wanted to cut back in the near future. But six months later, there were no signs that their motivations had turned into action.
On average, all of the study participants were drinking a little less at that point. But those who'd said they were motivated to cut back hadn't reduced their drinking any more than the others, the researchers found."