Introducing the new and improved Try Dry® app

Angela Calcan | October 2022 | 7 minutes

You asked and we listened. After taking on board your feedback from earlier in the year, we’re so excited to share our latest Try Dry® developments with you.

Alcohol Change UK is delighted to launch Version 1.5.0 (3194) of the Try Dry® app with a host of exciting new features and an important bug fix for a recent calendar issue. This is another major release of features that have been requested by the Try Dry® community. From sharing innovative ideas to improve the app, to testing out the prototype features themselves, we are so grateful for the active collaboration of our app users in this latest development.

So, what's new?

Calendar view

The calendar months can now be viewed by scrolling up or down rather than by clicking left or right, so you can move seamlessly between each month. Don’t worry, we’ve kept the current look and feel, including your 'teacups'!

Units calendar

We’ve added a new calendar showing your units consumed, with a simple tap on the calendar header, along with a handy units total for each month. This is particularly helpful for those of you who are reducing or moderating their drinking.


You can now track your wellbeing, specifically your sleep, energy levels, mood and craving intensity. While of course this is optional, we know that many of you want to be able to keep track of how you’re feeling as your drinking changes. There is a third calendar allowing you to see a snapshot of all your wellbeing scores.

Notes section

Finally, we’ve added a new notes section where you can record, in your own words, your thoughts, feelings, daily reflections, events or learning. This feature is particularly helpful if you like journalling or if you’re looking to develop insight into your triggers and document your journey of change. There is a fourth calendar showing which days contain a notes entry and, of course, you can view and edit previous entries.

We know that your privacy matters to you and we’ve taken that very seriously. This feature comes with the added security that the data entered is confidential to you and stored fully encrypted for your benefit only. Treat it as a secret diary, available at your fingertips.

We hope you love the new features as much as we do, but if you have any questions, queries or feedback you can always visit our Help Centre or reach out to our friendly team at [email protected]

If you have signed up for automatic updates, then you do not need to do anything. The latest version will automatically download on your device. To manually install the latest version, visit the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android). Just a reminder too that updating the app does NOT affect any data you have entered. So, you can carry on logging your progress. Please be aware, it can take a little time to pull through historical drinking data and you may have to tap the refresh arrows in the top right of your app calendar view to help this data load. And if you are loving the app, please take a few minutes to leave a review. If you are new to Try Dry and want to see what all the fuss is about, download the app today.

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