06/01/2015 07:02 GMT | Updated 06/01/2015 07:59 GMT

Functioning Alcoholics Taking A Month Off Drinking To Prove They Don't Have A Drink Problem

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Functioning alcoholics across Britain have given up drinking in an attempt to prove that they don't have a problem with drinking.

"I absolutely don't have a problem with alcohol, which is why I'm having to take off a month off from it," one told HuffPost UK Comedy.

"Of course I don't have a problem," said another. "I can stop anytime I like. But I only usually stop in January, when it's acceptable to."

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Millions of people in Britain are thought to be having a 'Dry January', the month which traditionally follows 'Bender December'.

"Frankly, it's only the thought that I can have a drink again in February that's keeping me going," said one.

"But giving it up until then clearly proves that I'm in no way craving it."