Support The British Liver Trust with Dry January

Rethink your relationship with alcohol by going alcohol-free for Dry January and raising vital funds for the British Liver Trust and Alcohol Change UK.

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Liver disease is on the rise in the UK and alcohol is the leading cause, accounting for 60% of all cases.

Shockingly, liver disease is now the biggest cause of death of 35 to 49 year olds in the UK, even though 90% of cases are avoidable. This urgently needs to change. As one in five adults in the UK drink in a way that could harm their liver, we’re calling on people to try going dry for the month of January.

Why go dry?

Research published in the British Medical Journal suggests that a month off alcohol will:

  • reduce blood pressure
  • reduce the risk of diabetes
  • lower cholesterol
  • reduce levels of cancer-related proteins in the body

During Dry January last year, 88% of participants saved money, 71% slept better and 58% lost weight.

Pamela Healy OBE, Chief Executive of the British Liver Trust, says: “Millions of us are drinking at harmful levels, and in the last 40 years, deaths by liver disease have increased by 400%.

“We’re proud to be an official partner of Dry January, which is a great way to begin to love your liver and reset your relationship with alcohol.”

Where will the money go?

70% of funds raised will go to The British Liver Trust and 30% will go to Alcohol Change UK, the charity which runs the Dry January campaign.

The British Liver Trust is the UK’s leading liver health charity. It provides vital support services to people with liver disease, including a specialist nurse-led helpline. The charity also raises awareness of liver disease and, importantly, how to prevent it.