Giving up alcohol for a month may seem a tough or even impossible ask, but there’s some great benefits to look forward to.

“Dry July” began in 2008 with three mates who wanted to raise money for a TV for their local hospital’s waiting room. 

The men decided to abstain from alcohol for a month and asked family and friends to sponsor them. Aiming to raise $3000, they raised $250,000 instead!

Today, Dry July raises funds for people affected by cancer.

In addition to supporting a good cause, Dry July promises a number of benefits for you personally, including:
– a clearer head
– more energy
– better sleep
– weight loss
– healthier skin
– no hangovers!

Our Top Tips for Lasting the Month:

  • Share your journey with family and friends or online. Being accountable to others will help you stay dry.
  • Sign up to the Dry July fundraiser (make it official).
  • Sign up with a mate. 
  • Donate to your own campaign. 
  • Try out some non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Remind yourself why you’re doing this (e.g., for a family member who’s had cancer). 

Visit the Dry July website here

Finding the thought of giving up alcohol for a month too daunting? Are you concerned about your alcohol use? 

1 in 3 Aussies drink more than the recommended amount, putting them at risk for alcohol-related diseases or injuries. 

Take this quick, 10-question quiz to check your alcohol use.