A local man is drinking heavily all day every day this month, in an effort to make up for his sobriety in January.

Dustin Flemming, 32, successfully completed Dry January last week, going the entire month without any alcohol. Now, he says, is the hard part: Drinking twice as much in February.

“I have a lot of sobriety to finish,” Flemming said, downing a glass of Canadian Club. “January felt great, but I’m really not looking forward to 28 days of nonstop intoxication now. This is where it gets tough.”

The Velvet Hamster did not attempt Dry January but is also following Flemming’s February.