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Dry January is the UK's one-month alcohol-free challenge. It isn’t about giving anything up. It’s about getting something back. Get your fun back. Get your energy back. Get your calm back.

Get your YOU back.


86% of participants save money.


70% of participants have better sleep and 66% have more energy.


Double your chance of an alcohol-free month when you download the free Try Dry app.

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Download the free Try Dry app to double your chance of a totally alcohol-free month and long-term benefits.


Stopping drinking suddenly can be very dangerous, and can even kill you, if you are dependent on alcohol. If, after a period of drinking, you experience any of the following symptoms, you may be dependent on alcohol and you should NOT suddenly stop drinking completely:

  • seizures (fits)
  • hand tremors (‘the shakes’)
  • sweating
  • seeing things that are not actually real (visual hallucinations)
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • difficulty sleeping (insomnia)

But you can still take control of your drinking. Speak to a GP who will be able to get help for you to reduce your drinking safely. Find out more about getting some support.

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Why take a month off?

If you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking about your drinking. Lots of us feel like we’re drinking a bit too much, too often, or just like we could do with a break. A month off is the perfect way to reset your relationship with alcohol. It only takes three weeks to break a habit, so this could be your route to healthier drinking long-term.
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Make a difference

Your Dry January will make a big difference to you - but it can help others too. Get sponsored for your alcohol-free month or give what you save from not drinking and help Alcohol Change UK to change and save lives.
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Buy your Dry January alcohol-free and low alcohol drinks now!

When you buy drinks from online retailers Drydrinker and Wise Bartender using these links, Alcohol Change UK gets a proportion of the sales, helping us work to end the harm caused by alcohol.

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The charity behind Dry January

Dry January is brought to you by Alcohol Change UK. Did you know that every hour, someone dies as a result of alcohol? We’re working to reduce the harm drinking causes. We’re not anti-alcohol, but we’re for alcohol change.
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