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
Feb 20, 2024

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
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

923 reviews
Jean Cowan
November 27, 2023
I downloaded Try Dry when I decided to attempt Dry January in 2023 and continue to use it. It is very easy to use and motivating. I like tracking my progress to see how many calories and how much money I am saving by not drinking. The progress badges give me extra incentive to keep going on my dry streak, and I appreciate how they are easy to achieve in the beginning and then get progressively more challenging. I like being prompted to click on my "I stayed dry" tea cup every evening.
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Alcohol Change UK
November 29, 2023
Hi, thanks so much for your five star review of the Try Dry app. It's great to hear you find it motivating and that you enjoy the goals and badges features. Best wishes.
Janet Boyd
February 18, 2024
The app is great for tracking your consumption of alcohol and seeing your moods and patterns. In January, you also receive or have access to lots of blogs about how your body might be changing without alcohol, how to go out without drinking, etc. They are very well done and motivating.
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Alcohol Change UK
February 23, 2024
Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed the app and supporting materials during Dry January. Thanks for using Try Dry :)
February 13, 2023
The premise is great, but the functionality, not so much. I set a goal for a max # of units to drink in a week, and the app notified me that I failed even though the units shown on the calendar are less than the max I set. Maybe the drinks are being rounded for the calendar display but not for goals calculation. I also tried two other built in goals and accomplished them, but the app didn't acknowledge the accomplishments.
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Alcohol Change UK
February 13, 2023
Thanks for leaving a review. We're really sorry to hear that the goals functionality of the app hasn't been working as expected. If you have a minute, please can you contact or fill in a troubleshooting form here: so that one of the team can help you? Best wishes

What's new

Improvements including:
- Bug fix for a blank screen issue on the 'Set your baseline' drinking screen.
- Better audit reminder notification handling.