‘Dry January’ is a 31-day long booze free challenge which helps millions of people across the UK reset their relationship with alcohol each year.
Whether you’re a weekend drinker or you just like to unwind with a glass of wine after work, cutting out alcohol can have a number of long-term benefits for your health. Dry January is a chance to ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline, boost your energy and save some serious money, while doing your body a lot of good.
“Dry January” isn’t aimed at people who experience heavy or problem drinking – but it can help you make small lifestyle changes which can have a big impact on your health. Last year, over 4 million people in the UK took part in Dry January.
- 86% of participants saved money
- 70% of participants slept better
- 66% of participants had more energy
- 65% of participants had improved health
Being alcohol-free for 31 days shows us that we don’t need alcohol to have fun, to relax, to socialise. This means that for the rest of the year we are better able to make decisions about our drinking, and to avoid slipping into drinking more than we really want to. Put simply, Dry January can change lives.