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Dry January is moist for some at the rocky start of 2021

This Jan. 1, 2021 photo shows a collection of empty beer cans, consumed during the pandemic, at a home in North Andover, Mass. This year’s Dry January came as many people had seen an uptick in their alcohol intake. Addiction treatment experts note that a month of forced sobriety might not have a lasting impact and could lead to binge drinking in February. But others believe the annual show of sobriety can’t hurt. (Mary Schwalm / The Associated Press)

Some say the closure of bars and restaurants and limits on gatherings make it easier to partake in what has become a yearly ritual. For others, the continuing stress of politics and the pandemic has them forgoing, or delaying, the change.

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