A story on the BBC health website (generally a handy resource, I find) on how "detoxing" by staying off the booze for a month is pretty pointless:
"Detoxing in January is futile, says liver charity"
I'm not overly surprised at the stance, but it's nice that there is a statement from the British Liver Trust on the issue. Certainly, if people can be convinced that moderation rather than abstinence is a safer, healthier and perhaps more importantly, more achievable goal we would all be for the better - patient and doctor alike.
Seems a fitting start to the new year.