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Dry January is the UK's one-month booze-free challenge. Sign up. Save money. Feel great.

Dry January is the annual movement through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January. It is run by the charity Alcohol Change UK.

The rules

  1. No alcohol from when you wake up on New Year's Day until 1 February.

... And that's all!

We don't sell Golden Tickets to give you a day off. If you decide to have a drink, that's totally up to you. A drier January is still something to be proud of, and your body will thank you!

But if you can make it through the month alcohol-free, you'll get bigger benefits. The biggest benefit of all is that you'll see you don't need alcohol to have fun, go out, stay in, relax or do anything else you might associate with drinking. And knowing that will help you take control of your drinking year-round.

Why do Dry January?

Taking part in Dry January is a chance to ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline, and save some serious money by giving up alcohol for 31 days. Read more about why doing Dry January is a good idea.

But does it work?

Think Pharmacy First!

Did you know you can access medication from your pharmacy under a new minor ailment scheme?

Treatments will be issued to patients registered with a GP in the area. They will be free if you are exempt from prescription charges and if you pay, you will be charged whichever is cheapest, the over the counter cost or a prescription charge.

Though not an exhaustive list the scheme covers treatment for the following conditions:

- Constipation

- Indigestion / heartburn

- Diarrhoea

- Haemorrhoids

- Scabies

- Sore throat

- Nasal congestion (infant)

- Verruca / wart

- Temperature

- Headache / earache

- Hay fever

- Soft tissue injury

- Athletes’ foot

- Cold sores

- Contact dermatitis

- Head lice

- Insect bites and stings

- Dry skin

- Nappy rash

- Vaginal thrush

- Eczema

- Conjunctivitis

- Ear wax

- Threadworm

- Allergy / rash

- Oral thrush

- Migraine

- Acne

Surgeries participating in Salford

  • Boots the Chemist, 17 - 18 Albany Way, Salford Shopping Centre
  • Boots the Chemist, 1-2 St Margarets Building, Bury Old Road, Salford
  • Boots the Chemist, Regent Retail Park, 46 Ordsall Lane, Regent Road, Salford
  • Boots the Chemist, 18 The Mall, Eccles
  • Boots the Chemist, 24 The Parade, Swinton
  • Boots the Chemist, Unit FF2 Ellesmere Centre, Walkden
  • Boots pharmacy, 269 Great Cheetham Street East, Salford
  • Boots pharmacy, 193 Langworthy Road, Salford
  • Bowness Pharmacy, 75 Eastham Way, Little Hulton
  • Church Street Chemist, 99 - 101 Church Street, Eccles
  • Clarendon Pharmacy, 7 Kemsing Walk, Salford
  • Cohens Chemist, 132 - 134 Church Street , Eccles
  • Cohens Chemist, 23 Seedley Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 52 Russell Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 291 Bolton Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 203 Eccles Old Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy , 1 Tootal Road, Salford
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 512 Liverpool Road, Irlam
  • The Co-Operative Pharmacy, 32 Russell Street, Eccles
  • K's Chemist Ltd, 6 - 7 Mocha Parade, Salford
  • Victoria Chemist, Unit 2 The Vibe, 175 Broughton Lane, Salford
  • K's Chemist Ltd, 120 Phoebe Street , Salford
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Irlam Health Centre, MacDonald Road, Irlam
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 90 Liverpool Road, Irlam
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 178 Liverpool Road, Cadishead
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 13 Hankinson Way, Salford
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Pendleton Gateway, Salford
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 109 Langworthy Road, Salford
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 115 New Lane, Peel Green, Eccles
  • Peel Green Pharmacy, 625 Liverpool Road, Eccles
  • Rosenhead Pharmacy, 49 Leicester Road, Salford
  • Ross Chemist, 356 - 358 Worsley Road, Winton, Eccles
  • Rowlands Pharmacy, 92 Littleton Road, Salford
  • Rowlands Pharmac, The Energise Centre, 3 Douglas Green, Salford
  • Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, 100 Regent Road, Salford
  • SMS Pharmacy, 86 Devonshire Street, Salford
  • Sorrell Bank Chemist, 23 Bolton Road, Salford
  • Springfield Pharmacy, Springfield Medical Centre, 384 Liverpool Road, Eccles
  • Tesco In-Store Pharmacy, Fairhills Road, Irlam
  • Tesco Pharmacy, Ellesmere Centre, Walkden
  • Tesco In-Store Pharmacy, Pendleton Way, Salford
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, The Health Centre, 659 Bolton Road, Pendlebury
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, Unit E Link 580, 188 Moorside Road, Swinton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, The Lakes Medical Centre, 21a Chorley Road, Swinton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, The Sides Medical Centre, Moorside Road, Swinton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, Poplars Medical Centre, 202 Partington Lane, Swinton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 716 Bolton Road Pendlebury
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 6 Coniston Avenue, Little Hulton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 1 - 7 Hulton District Centre, Little Hulton
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 9 Manchester Road , Walkden
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 4 Hodge Road , Walkden
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 12 Morston Close, Ellenbrook Village Centre, Worsley
  • Tims & Parker Pharmacy, 3 Standfield Centre, Boothstown
  • Vincent Smith Pharmacy, 225 Monton Road , Monton, Eccles
  • Vincent Smith Pharmacy, Monton Medical Centre, Canal Side, Monton, Eccles
  • Zemmel Chemist, 10 Mocha Parade Salford 

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