The Dry January

Community Challenge


2020 has been a tough year for everyone, and many of us have found ourselves drinking more than normal. According to our friends over at Alcohol Change UK, one in four of us who drink alcohol want to cut down in 2021. 



Dry January is the annual movement through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January. It is run by the charity Alcohol Change UK. Some people participate as a detox from their excessive drinking over Christmas. Others use the beginning of the new year to kick-start healthy habits and routines.


It is for anyone looking for immediate benefits of sleeping better, more energy, saving money, improving their skin and losing weight (just a few of the many benefits).


The Rules of Dry January


  1. No alcohol from when you wake up on New Year's Day until 1 February.


And that’s it! Yes, it’s that simple!


If you do decide to have a drink, that's totally up to you. A drier January is still something to be proud of, and your body will thank you for it! But if you can make it through the month alcohol-free, you'll get bigger benefits. The biggest benefit of all is that you'll see you don't need alcohol to have fun, go out, stay in, relax or do anything else you might associate with drinking. And knowing that will help you take control of your drinking year-round.


Why do Dry January

Taking part in 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. More importantly, it's a way to reset your relationship with alcohol and drink more healthily year-round. Read more about why doing Dry January is a good idea.


Does it work?

Yes! 72% of people who do Dry January are still drinking less riskily six months later. You can read a summary of the evidence on Dry January's effectiveness here.


Is Dry January for charity?

First and foremost, Dry January is for YOU. It's your chance to give the booze a break. Your chance for better skin, more energy, a healthier body, better sleep and a whole load more benefits to boot.


How to Sign-Up

Rethink The Drink Guernsey are running a Dry January challenge as part of the community challenge available through Alcohol Change UK. We’ll send you inspirational emails offering facts, tips, advice and guidelines including information relevant to Guernsey residents. Something you wouldn’t get anywhere else. And because we’re local, we have also secured some fabulous exclusive offers, deals and discounts with renowned Guernsey health and wellbeing providers including fitness clubs, personal instructors, nutritionists, beauty salons and more… which are only available to those taking part in our Dry January challenge.


How much does it cost to take part?

It doesn’t cost anything! That’s right, our Dry January challenge is absolutely FREE. We just want you to rethink what drinking alcohol means to you and there’s no better way to reset than to try an alcohol-free lifestyle yourself.


So, what have you got to lose? Absolutely NOTHING! To sign up for the challenge simply enter your email address and first name here. We’ll send you a welcome email with a link to your ‘Lose The Booze Preparation Pack’. You will also receive an invitation to join our Facebook community where we can share and receive support and encouragement with others in our community.

Watch this video to see why Dry January is the ultimate way to start the year...