As we approached 2020 a lot of people think of resolutions. Some people want to get healthier. Other's want a healthier bank account. They resolve to get out of debt. Some people want to give up alcohol.

Giving up alcohol is one of those that can hit the trifecta of New Years Resolutions. I mean you can lose weight by not drinking it. There is no doubt that you will save money by not spending money to buy it. So it is a viable resolution.

We are about a week and a half away from finishing off January. How are you doing on your resolution? Are you still holding strong? According to a new survey the people who decided to give up alcohol about one-third of them didn't even make it halfway through the month.

These are the people who didn't actually just give up alcohol for the year. They were a little realistic and just wanted to do a Dry January. They couldn't make it the whole month. Why is giving up alcohol so tough?

It could be because we have so many social events that involve alcohol. Or maybe having a glass of wine is the only way you can unwind after a long day of work.

Out of the people who already gave up on their Dry January, they may not have made it the whole month but they are still going to at least try to cut back on their consumption. Then there is the 5% who said forget it and are not even trying anymore.

I get it. It is a tough thing to give up. Even if you are just a social drinker. I one year made it until Thanksgiving before I broke my resolution and just needed a glass of wine. It was, though, one of my healthiest years.