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 and is available with localised features in the following languages:
- Welsh, French, German, Norwegian

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
Nov 15, 2023

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

Ratings and reviews

742 reviews
Matthew Tucker
September 27, 2023
Love this app, it led to a steak of 2 years sobriety for me. But inputting now is near impossible - it gives an error nearly every time I try and input my drinking. It didn't used to do this. I have the latest update. It's temperamental and time-consuming. I don't want to abandon it because this aside it's the best alcohol tracking app out there. I'm on an android Samsung 8.
3 people found this review helpful
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Alcohol Change UK
October 2, 2023
Hi, thanks or taking time to leave a review and huge congratulations on achieving your two-year goal. We're sorry to hear you've been having trouble inputting your drinking data - that doesn't sound right. Please can you fill in this form: & include screenshots so one of the support team can help you?
Susan D
July 8, 2023
Had this app for several months now, not a big drinker but still motivational and useful to remind oneself how many drinking days you have and useful for tracking for when doctors ask! Would still like to able to log by volume but more immediate problem is that the ability to switch from Days to Weeks in the charts has broken.
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Alcohol Change UK
October 3, 2022
Thanks for your review. It's great to hear the Try Dry app helps keep you motivated. We appreciate you sharing your ideas of how to improve the app and we will add your suggestions to our log for any future app developments. Also, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for exciting new features coming to your app soon! Best wishes.
Ian Alexander
October 6, 2023
Did not like the password requirements, could not use any standard passwords. Did not like that it labels Taiwan as part of China. Stopped there, will use a different app
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Alcohol Change UK
October 9, 2023
Sorry to hear that password requirements has put you off. We recommend creating a secure password to keep help your account safe. Creating an account allows us to keep data entered confidential to you & stored fully encrypted for your benefit only. We use the international country codes as defined by the ISO & make no comment on geopolitical issues

What's new

- New layout for goals - Challenges, Common and Custom goals.
- Separation of goals and badges.
- New Italian language option within the app.
- Bug fix for "Drank as planned" status.
- Bug fix for stuck goal.