Enjoyed your Dry January? Loving the feeling of being in control, no hangovers, money in your pocket? Why not go dry for longer? You’ve already noticed the benefits so why not think about continuing into February and maybe beyond?

Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Whatever you did in January – just keep doing it. You’ve probably got some strategies in place so keep doing what works!

  • If you haven’t yet, try downloading the Dry January & Beyond app. You can use it to track your drink-free days as well as money, calories and units saved throughout the year.

  • Don’t think about being dry forever: just plan one week or month at a time.

  • Get reading. This blog has some brilliant reads to help you on your way.

  • Join an online community. There’s our Facebook group, Dry January and Beyond, where you can find a network of like-minded people. There’s also Club Soda, and for women Soberistas. In all these groups you’ll find advice, support and a warm welcome.

  • If you’re concerned that your drinking has become a problem try completing our online AUDIT tool to check out how risky your drinking might be. If you’d like further support, find out what’s available here.

We have lots more info on going alcohol-free long-term. Check out this blog for starters, plus lots more on the Dry January blog.

Thank you Dry January!

As you probably know by now, Dry January is run by the charity Alcohol Concern. We work all year round to reduce the harms that alcohol can cause, by doing research, campaigning and offering support.

Do you feel better after Dry January? Or is all that cash you saved not drinking burning a hole in your pocket? Anything you donate, big or small, helps us work to save and improve lives.

Donate now.

Why 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.