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Don't fancy a hangover? This is how you survive New Year's Eve without drinking.

An alcohol-free New Year's Eve? Jacqueline van Lieshout from Overveen will experience this for the seventh time this year. She is not the only one, notices owner Wim Boekema of non-alcoholic liquor store NIX&NIX. "More people have become interested in a healthier lifestyle."

Six years ago, the Overveen author and coach Jacqueline van Lieshout stopped drinking alcohol as an experiment. Because she suddenly slept wonderfully and felt much more like exercising, eating well, and getting things done, she felt much better and stopped drinking for the time being.


But the first New Year's Eve was "very strange" for her. "I thought: my God, how am I going to get through that night. With alcohol I could go on with the neighbors until six o'clock. Now it was a crime to stay up, and just boring." At least, that's what drinkers say, adds Van Lieshout. "Actually, a lot of things are just really stupid on their own," she says. "But when you drink you don't really notice it."

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