Try Dry: Dry January® & beyond

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About this app

Try Dry® is the powerful, easy to use, and totally free app helping tens of thousands of people to take control of their drinking. Try Dry® is the official app of Dry January®, run by the charity Alcohol Change UK.

Co-created with drinkers and based on behavioural science and a culture of experimentation, Try Dry contains unique features such as 'planned drinking', custom goals, and special missions! Unlike many 'sobriety-only apps', it works brilliantly whether you want to cut back or try being sober.

Whether you’re taking on Dry January®, doing Sober Spring, making a longer-term change to your drinking, or just cutting back, Try Dry is your friendly year-round support system.

Why should I download Try Dry®?
• Track your units, calories and money saved
• Set goals that work for you.
• Loads of great badges to achieve with in-app celebrations every time
• Access our exclusive free coaching email programme
• See your progress using the charts
• Daily motivation. Receive a reminder every day, at a time that suits you.
• Use the drinking risk quiz to check up on your drinking
• Led by science, developed for you. Try Dry® combines behavioural science with a highly responsive approach to feedback from users.
• Totally free. No hidden costs, no annoying ads.

Why cut down your drinking?
• People report better sleep, more energy and looking great!
• More money in your pocket (the average UK adult spends £50,000 on booze in their lifetime!)
• Get healthier - cutting back on your drinking lowers your risks of over 60 serious medical conditions including heart disease, stroke, and 7 cancers
• Take control – if alcohol has become a habit, break free and take full control
• Amazing sense of achievement!
Updated on
Jun 30, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
633 reviews
Amanda Kun
January 28, 2021
I like this app - has a lot of good tracking things from calories to money. It's better than just checking a box to stop or reduce drinking. However, I get a "you failed" message every week. I am not sure why since I have a custom goal set that I do achieve but the app seems to think I didn't. I am not sure how to fix it, but, I might end up uninstalling because it's a little disheartening. ----- After communicating with the Try Dry team - five stars! For a nonprofit group, they are so helpful and working hard.
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Alcohol Change UK
January 13, 2021
Hi Amanda, thank you so much for the 4 stars. The issue with the failed message and custom goals should not be happening and i've not been able to replicate, could you give me an email so I can help you with this - Thanks, Shaunna
December 23, 2021
I started 01/01/2020 with the intention of doing the month of January; however, I kept at it and I am still dry today (nearly 2 years later). Although I stopped using the app after the first year, I did like the daily check-in to see the changing numbers (days dry, calories saved, $$ saved). Nice little tool.
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Susan D
July 24, 2022
Had this app for a few weeks now, not a big drinker but still motivational to build blocks of yellow dry days and useful for tracking for when those doctors ask! Two suggestions. Be able to log by volume, eg currently having a glass of wine that's 150ml. Another is to be able to log a planned day in advance so I could see that day or days coming up in the week ahead.
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What's new

Resolved 'pink dots don't go away' problem
Added (R) symbol to onboarding screen
Added charity number to opening screen for compliance purposes