Dry January - What's the point of a month without alcohol?
Do you want to try Dry January and give up alcohol for a month? You're wondering, what's in it for you if you go alcohol-free for a month? What effects can you expect within a month? Is that enough time to notice positive effects? We provide you with the answers and show when the first positive improvements of Dry January become visible and how much an alcohol break will benefit you.
What positive effects occurred after the first week?
The first effects become noticeable within the first week of abstaining from alcohol. These are better and deeper sleep as well as increased performance. Your liver has also started to recover as it immediately breaks down stored fats. These effects become even more evident in the second week!
What happens after a month without alcohol?
Physical effects of Dry January
A research by the University of Sussex from 2018 showed the positive effects the participants experienced after the Dry January could determine. 70% stated that they noticed a general improvement in health and noticed other effects such as:
- an improvement in sleep (71%),
- increased energy (67%)
- increased ability to concentrate (57%),
- more radiant skin (54%) and a
- lower weight (58%).
Psychological changes caused by Dry January
In addition to the physical effects, numerous psychological changes were also identified. Dry January helped,
- 82% are rethinking their own relationship with alcohol,
- 80% gained more control over their own drinking behavior,
- 76% learned when and why they drink and
- 71% realized that they don't need alcohol to have fun.
In general, Dry January and the associated avoidance of alcohol make you more emotionally stable, as it depresses your mood over time and influences chemical processes in our brain.
Is it possible to go alcohol-free without sacrificing enjoyment?
We say: definitely! An alcohol-free lifestyle no longer means you have to forego enjoyment. With Laori you can easily enjoy a good drink without alcohol - without a hangover the next morning. Whether Gin & Tonic or non-alcoholic Spritz - get to know our range.