Dry January is a popular annual event in which people pledge to abstain from consuming alcohol for the month of January. The goal of Dry January is to give participants a chance to reset their relationship with alcohol, and to improve their overall health and well-being. Many people who participate in Dry January report feeling more energetic, more focused, and more productive after a month of sobriety. They may also experience weight loss, improved sleep quality, and a clearer mind.
Dry January can be a challenging but rewarding experience for those who choose to participate, and it is a great opportunity for individuals to reflect on their relationship with alcohol and make positive changes for the future.
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.
Find more from Alcohol Change UK where you find inspiring stories, tips and the history of the initiative.
Dry January has gained a significant amount of attention in the press in recent years, with articles about the event appearing in newspapers, magazines, and online publications around the world. Additionally, social media has likely played a role in the spread of Dry January, as people share their experiences and encourage others to join in the challenge. Whatever the specific means of dissemination, it is clear that Dry January has gained a significant following beyond the United Kingdom and has become a widely recognized event in many parts of the world.