10 year anniversary

Emily Robinson, Founder of Dry January® and Dr Richard Piper, Chief Executive of Alcohol Change UK, speak about how the Dry January® campaign started, how it has grown over the years and what effects not drinking for a month can have on your physical and mental health.


People who are clinically alcohol dependent can die if they suddenly, completely stop drinking.

If you experience fits, shaking hands, sweating, seeing things that are not real, depression, anxiety, or difficulty sleeping after a period of drinking and while sobering up, then you may be clinically alcohol dependent and should NOT suddenly, completely stop drinking.

But you can still take control of your drinking. Talk to a GP or your local community alcohol service who will be able to get help for you to reduce your drinking safely. Find out more here.