Cheers to Dry January

Fri, 05 Jan 2024
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Ready to dive into Dry January and explore the world of non-alcoholic drinks? Let’s raise our glasses (of the non-boozy kind) and discover why this trend is rocking the UK, along with some tips to ace your alcohol-free month!

Alcohol Change UK started Dry January started in 2013 with 4,000 people. Now in its 11th year, it’s come a long way since then, with nearly 200,000 taking part in 2023. And with under 25 drinking 15% less alcohol annually compared to 15 years ago, it’s clear the UK is changing its relationship with alcohol.


Why We’re All About Dry January:

Health & Wellbeing

Buckle up for a month of feeling fantastic! Giving up alcohol for a while brings better sleep, and increased energy, and even helps in managing those pesky pounds. It’s like hitting the ‘refresh’ button for your body.

Pressing Reset

Ever wanted to hit the ‘reset’ button on your relationship with alcohol? Well, this is it! A month off helps us reassess our habits and maybe even cut down on the long-term.

Team Support

It’s not a solo mission! Dry January with someone or a group will make it easier, and you can encourage one another to stay committed to your alcohol-free pledge.


Perks of Dry January:

Body Boost

Our bodies seriously thank us! Lower blood pressure, a happier liver, and even a glow-up for your skin. Participants often report better sleep and a boosted immune system.

Mind Matters

Ditching the drinks means saying goodbye to mood swings and brain fog. We’re talking about clearer thinking, improved focus, and feeling like you can achieve your goals and even concentrate on getting your next career!

Cash in the Pocket

Wallet feeling a bit heavier? Skipping the drinks means saving money. That extra money can go towards a holiday, hobbies, or even topping up the savings account.


Tips for Dry January:

Plan Ahead

Stock up on tempting non-alcoholic drinks. Get creative—try new flavours and brands to keep things exciting.

Buddy System

Rope in a friend or join online groups for extra motivation and support. It’s more fun when you’re in it together!

Explore Alternatives

Don’t limit yourself! Experiment with non-alcoholic cocktails, switch up to hot drinks and don’t forget you can still head over to your local boozer.

Reward Yourself

Treat yourself to hitting milestones. Whether it’s a movie night, spa break or taking up a new sport, celebrate your achievements!


Dry January and the surge in non-alcoholic drinks are transforming the way we see alcohol. Whether it’s for health, lifestyle changes, or community, it’s all about balance. Here’s to a fabulous Dry January—cheers to a healthier, happier you! 🥂