What is Sober Spring?

Sober Spring is a three-month alcohol-sabbatical, running from 20 March to 20 June.

What is Sober Spring?

Sober Spring is a three-month alcohol-sabbatical, running from 20 March to 20 June.

Sober Spring is free; you can sign up to receive weekly motivational emails with inspiration and advice from a range of sober influencers and experts. It's the perfect follow-up challenge to Dry January. It's a route to changing your relationship with alcohol long-term, a way of trying out life alcohol-free, and a chance to throw off the pressure to drink for three whole months.

We're already deep in a sober revolution, with almost a third of 16-24 year olds now totally alcohol-free. The most recent data available from the Office of National Statistics found that one in five Brits are now teetotal.

Whether you want to break some habits and try out life alcohol-free, or kickstart your long-term sober life, Sober Spring is for you.

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Fill in the form below sign up for Sober Spring. We'll send you emails each week throughout Sober Spring with tips, stories from sober influencers and experts and much more, plus keep you in the loop about our campaigns and Alcohol Change UK's work going forward.

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Sign up for Sober Spring

  • Follow @unexpectedjoyof on Instagram for daily posts from Sober Spring mastermind and bestselling author Catherine Gray. She will be sharing tips and inspiration, starting on 20 March.
  • Download the free Try Dry app to track your Sober Spring, including your units, calories and money saved from not drinking and earn badges along the way.
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Why do Sober Spring?

Sober Spring is your chance to break habits, start new ones and experience life alcohol-free.

Who is Sober Spring for?

The sober-curious. Perhaps you’re not planning to go alcohol-free long-term, but you simply want to see what life is like without booze. Or maybe you're beginning to question whether your drinking takes away more than it gives, whether the negatives outweigh the positives, and whether you'd be happier if you didn't drink.

Already sober? You can take part too! If you're looking for a boost in motivation, or something extra to keep up your momentum, this is just the thing for you.

Who's running Sober Spring?

Catherine Gray, journalist and bestselling author of The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober came up with Sober Spring back in 2018. Catherine regularly writes for the likes of The Guardian, Grazia, Stylist, Marie Claire, The Telegraph, so on. Catherine Gray is the founder of Sober Spring and is very happily sober since 2013.

Sober Spring is jointly run by Catherine and Alcohol Change UK, the charity behind Dry January. We work year-round to end the harm caused by alcohol through research; campaigning; providing information and advice; and shifting drinking cultures through their campaigns. Find out more about our work.

Still have questions?

Check out the Sober Spring FAQs page.

Press enquiries

Contact soberspring@outlook.com.

For interviews with Alcohol Change UK, please email maddy.lawson@alcoholchange.org.uk.