No alcohol from when you wake up on New Year's Day until 1 February.... And that's all!
We don't sell Golden Tickets to give you a day off. If you decide to have a drink, that's totally up to you. A drier January is still something to be proud of, and your body will thank you!
But if you can make it through the month alcohol-free, you'll get bigger benefits. The biggest benefit of all is that you'll see you don't need alcohol to have fun, go out, stay in, relax or do anything else you might associate with drinking. And knowing that will help you take control of your drinking year-round.
Why do Dry January?
Taking part in Dry January is a chance to ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline, boost your energy and save some serious money, while doing your body a lot of good. More importantly, it's a way to reset your relationship with alcohol and drink more healthily year-round. Read more about why doing Dry January is a good idea.
Why download the app?
People who sign up for Dry January, whether online or via the free app. are TWICE as likely to make it through the whole month alcohol-free compared to those who go it alone.
But does it work? Yes! 72% of people who do Dry January are still drinking less riskily six months later. You can read a summary of the evidence on Dry January's effectiveness here.
What does ACUK do?
There are an estimated 600,000 dependent drinkers in England. Only one in five of them are receiving treatment. Harm doesn’t only happen to the person who drinks: it ripples out, touching their siblings, parents, children, partners and friends. In England alone, 200,000 children live with an alcohol dependent parent.
Alcohol Change UK play a vital role. We help people to find alcohol services in their area and support tens of thousands of people and their families online via our peer support groups and website advice hub. Around 70,000 people used our Try Dry app to monitor their drinking this year alone, and many of them were able to successfully reduce or stop drinking.
You can use our suggested target on your fundraising page or set your own. Whatever you can raise will help those affected by alcohol harm.
If you get 10 or more donations we’ll send you a free pin badge!
15 or more will bag you one of our exclusive Dry January mugs!
20 or more and you’ll be the proud owner of an Alcohol Change UK t-shirt!