We hope by now you have felt the positive impacts of a month without alcohol. Many Dry January participants report getting better sleep, more clarity of mind, improved mood and productivity as well as losing a few of those pounds that may have been put on over December and New Year.

And how much do these amazing benefits cost? Nothing. They’re completely free!

In fact the other fantastic benefit people report during Dry January is the huge financial savings made by cutting out alcohol. Did you? And if you did, would you now consider donating some of the savings you made this month to Alcohol Concern?

Every hour, someone in the UK dies as a result of alcohol. And it’s not just those who drink too much who suffer; alcohol is a factor in 1 in 5 of children in need of social care in England, and costs the NHS an estimated £3.5 billion each year. Find out more here.

Anything you donate, big or small, helps us work to save and improve lives.

If you feel great, why not donate?

Donate now.

But I want to do more

There are tonnes of ways you can stay involved with Alcohol Concern and support our work.

Keep using your Dry January & Beyond app

The Dry January & Beyond app will keep working all year round, and we would LOVE it if you kept using it to track your drinking to help you have a happy, healthy 2018. Haven't got it yet? Download it now for Apple or Android. 

Share your story

We love hearing your stories about Dry January, and they help us to spread the word about the month! If you would like to share your story, email us with:

  • Your name (say if you’d prefer us just to use your first name, or no name at all)

  • Your age

  • A bit of background about you

  • Your story of your Dry January – the ups, the downs, the benefits, your tips – as you can manage

  • … And if you’re happy to, a photo of you

Take on another dry challenge

If you are seeing some of the benefits of a lifestyle with less alcohol how about putting yourself to the test and staying on the wagon?

You could ask your friends and family to sponsor you to stay dry for longer – how about three months? Or a year? – or you could take part in a charity challenge event. We have places in the London marathon, Ride 100 and other sporting events throughout the year and we would love to have you on our team.

For more information, email [email protected]


There are so many ways you can fundraise for us, whether it’s through hosting a mocktail afternoon at work, organising a crafternoon alcohol-free beer tasting event with friends or just about anything else! For more information, email [email protected].