Dry January

The Benefits of Going Alcohol Free

Sadie Brown | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

Me saying no to the offer of a Margarita is like Kate Middleton swearing - just wrong. But the truth of the matter is, I feel great not drinking. Amazing great, not just 'okay' great, I feel the babies in the Evian adverts. I am reborn anew.

Dry January. How Was It for You?

David Hall | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Hall

If we look at behavioural theory, there's evidence to suggest that the sceptics might be overstating the futility of January austerity. One of the most powerful forces in behaviour change is social norms, the simple idea that we are heavily influenced by what others do.

What 100 Days of Sobriety Taught Me About Life

Kevin Widdop | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kevin Widdop

Dry January was never really too daunting, given three-quarters of October, November and December all passed in a state of complete sobriety. My dirty little secret - drinking coca cola at parties and telling white lies by hinting I had already had enough that night - is well and truly and out. I'm as sober as a judge, people.

Your Body Your Rules

Rivkie Baum | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

On the 7th of January. That is this Wednesday, midway through the worst week of the year. Self styled, weight loss expert Steve Miller has proposed a 'Warn a Friend They're Fat Day'. 'Warn', seriously Steve? Do you know a single fat person who doesn't know they are fat?

Why Giving Up Booze Does Not Mean Your Social Life Is Over

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

Why is it that when you say you're giving up booze people just want to ply you with more alcohol? I had to do that old trick of pretending to down a shot and surreptitiously throw it over my shoulder.

How Completing a Dryathlon Helped Me Grow Up

Michelle Gleaves | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Gleaves

Before my month away from the tipple, I was very self-aware about how young and immature I was. Now I feel as though I am actually an adult. Someone who can have one drink and mean one, who can have a diet Coke instead of a shot of vodka at a busy venue, who doesn't feel obliged to stay out if in fact they want to go home.

Lie January: Why I Told Everyone I Was Doing "Dry January" When I Really Wasn't

Jennifer Simpkins | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jennifer Simpkins

Obviously, when I first heard about the idea of Dry January, the cowardly introvert in me did a little dance of glee. Finally, here was a ready-made excuse to stay sober without having to fend off snide insinuations that I didn't know how to have any fun.

Dryathlon Diary Week Three - New Balls Please!

Tom Stroud | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Stroud

Standard first date practice is a few quiet drinks in a nice little bar, giving both parties the opportunity to leave with ease should the conversation grind to a halt. However, sober dating requires a bit more thought, and we settled on a spot of ping pong at a bar in Holborn.

No Need for Dry-January With 5:2 Your Life

Emma Cook | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Cook

Why do I feel more cheerful this January, no longer counting the days until February 1 rolls by? Could it be something to do with ditching dry January and looking forward to a glass of something chilled and white on most evenings - what a difference that makes.

Dryathlon Diary Week Two - Re-e-Lapse (Almost)

Tom Stroud | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Stroud

I spent the first couple of days genuinely enjoying my sobriety. Stress levels were lower and I slept like a baby, even rising early doors to hit the hotel gym while my colleagues slept off their hangovers. However, on the third night, our group decided to go out to sample of Manchester's famed nightlife...

Sober and Stubborn: Struggling Through Dry January

Louise Naughton | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Naughton

The problem is that while yes, I have lost weight, my skin is glowing, my daily gym routine and healthy eating plan is continuing uninterrupted (for a full two weeks) and I have been more productive at work than ever, I can't help feeling...well...a bit boring.

WATCH: Stupid Drunk Man On Bridge Shows Why No-One Should EVER Drink

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Meet Ry Turner. He's a student who describes himself as a "polite sensible guy".. who gets "steaming with the lads" and does "mad" things. What. A....

Dryathlon Diary Week 1 - Go Dry or Go Home?

Tom Stroud | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Stroud

I love alcohol. There, I said it. It makes everything more enjoyable. It's been a big factor in some of my closest, most meaningful relationships. In fact, it's the main reason some girls even find me attractive enough to enter a relationship in the first place... So when the people at Dryathlon enlisted me for a month of sobriety in the name of raising money for Cancer Research UK, I felt a tad concerned.

Does Being a D-Lister Beat Slaving Away on the A-List?‏

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

Bankrupt, bored, or on the brink of being dead and buried. Life has never been better for the D-lister thanks to the return of Celebrity Big Brother.

Drugs at Work 2: Christmas - Showing Dry January What Fun Was

Josh Barrie | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Josh Barrie

Many people in the UK decide to detox after the Christmas period. Stilton, port and vast amounts of mince pies are all very well, but come at a cost. It's a price some aren't always happy to pay, so they then spend January and beyond moaning about weight gain and their plans to get fit for the summer.

Dry January

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

If you're going to walk around acting like a self-righteous pr*ck because you are doing it dry this January, people will hate you. Deservedly. Do dry January quietly and happily. Then you will still have friends in February. Always a bonus.

Why I Regret Giving Up Drinking for January

Harry Cockburn | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Cockburn

However, London is a place where drinking is deeply necessary. Business in the fermented streets of the city is conducted through a thin veil of functional alcoholism, and for many, a drink is as valuable as a promise.

You're Sober? Friends Are Drinking? Here's 10 Ways to Do Australia Day

Xavier Toby | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Pour beer all over yourself, so it at least smells like you've been drinking. If you're breath tested, this has the added bonus of confusing the hell out the police because you smell like you're smashed.

Charlie Thomas

Should We Have A Pint For The Sake Of The Economy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK

Is dry January harming the alcohol industry? The phenomenon, popular with city workers but increasingly being adopted by adults outside of the sou...

A Dry New Year - An Alcohol Concern of Mine

Daniella Gibb | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniella Gibb

It shouldn't be that noteworthy to abstain from alcohol for 31 days; has society become so defined by the 'binge drink' that it is a struggle to go without it for 8.3% of the year?

Good God I Need a Drink

Keith Ryan | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Keith Ryan

Like many of you, I'm a married, employed white male with two children under the age of five and a mortgage. Which means that, like many of you, I'm about two glasses of prosecco away from qualifying as a functional alcoholic.