Dry JanuaryYou can still go dry with Dry January & Beyond If you feel great after Dry January, why not donate? Download the Dry January App About Dry JanuaryOur StoryOur PartnersOur pledge wallImpact calculatorThe Dry BlogDry January & BeyondGet involvedIndividualsCharitiesWorkplaceDry January resources Nicola's Dry January Story We spoke to Nicola about her experience of Dry January, here's what she had to say... "I decided to give up for a number of reasons. I wasn’t an alcoholic or anything but I did feel I was drinking too much. It was the binge drinking at the weekend that was particularly getting me down. The hangovers were getting worse too. It sometimes took 3 days to recover! I think the main reason I decided to give up though was because I’m the lead vocalist of a band and this was getting more serious. I’ve always been jealous of those people with an “off” button – those who knew they had drunk enough and it was time to stop. It’s not something that I’ve ever had and I couldn’t change that. There were times I would wake up in the morning not really remembering the events of the night before and I hated that feeling. To be honest I had my doubts as to whether I would do it and the first few weeks were quite tough, especially after work on a Friday which was the time I liked the most to have a drink. But I basically blocked the thought from my mind and found a way to just not think about it. January came and went and I decided to carry on. I ended up amazing myself. February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and now November! I can’t actually believe I have nearly done a whole year! I’m quite proud of myself. After going this long without alcohol, I can honestly say I don’t ever want it back in my life and I hope I don’t drink again. I feel better in myself and the band has gone from strength to strength! I’ve got so much confidence now and I’ve realised I don’t need alcohol. If you are thinking about giving up – stop thinking about it and do it. If it’s what you really want then just block it from your mind. Forget about it. Go out and live life. I thoroughly recommend it!"