Movendi International’s Alcohol Issues podcast episode 11 is out now.
This is a special edition for Dry February.
Host Maik Dünnbier welcomes Kristina Sperkova for an in-depth conversation about the highlights from a Sober Inspiration Talk that Kristina had with the leaders behind Dry January and Hello Sunday Morning – Richard Piper and Andy Moore.


Movendi International’s weekly in-depth conversation about latest alcohol issues.

In this special edition, the Alcohol Issues Podcast host Maik Dünnbier is joined by Kristina Sperkova, the President of Movendi International and the moderator of the Sober Inspiration Talk with Andy and Richard. Kristina and Maik picked some highlights from the original conversation that they want to share. And they discuss some topics that Richard and Andy raise in more detail and depth.

Special edition – Dry January & February and more

As Dry February is in full swing in several countries, many people are continuing going alcohol-free after Dry January and there is this huge interest digital sober communities, we are bringing you a conversation with and about Hello Sunday Morning and Dry January.

There is the cultural phenomenon of Dry January, increasingly popular around the world. There is a campaign to spend February alcohol-free. There are initiatives for Sober Spring. Dry July and Sober October have also been established and enjoy increasing popularity. And there are campaign supporting people to spend the holidays alcohol-free.

Hello Sunday Morning and their Daybreaker App as well as Dry January and the Try Dry app are outstanding examples of the success and momentum to use digital technologies in support of people who want to reduce and quit their alcohol use and achieve other health and life goals in doing so.

Last October, to celebrate World Alcohol-Free Day on October 3rd and to support Sober October, we arranged an Sober Inspiration Talk with Andy Moore, CEO of Hello Sunday Morning, and Richard Piper, Chief Executive of Alcohol Change UK, the charity running Dry January. It was such an inspiring and insightful conversation that we want to bring some highlights back.

Dry January and Try Dry

Dry January started in 2013 with 4,000 people. It’s come a long way since then, with over 100,000 signing up and 4 million taking part in 2020.

6.5 million people took on the biggest Dry January ever in 2021. It’s the UK’s one-month alcohol-free challenge. 

Research conducted by the University of Sussex has found that six months after Dry January more than 70% of people who take on the month with Alcohol Change UK’s support are still drinking more healthily. On top of that, they have boosted levels of wellbeing, and much more besides.

The Try Dry app is conceptualized as booze-free buddy for Dry January and beyond, providing community support and tracking health goals and money saved.

Hello Sunday Morning and Daybreaker

Founded in 2010, Hello Sunday Morning (HSM) is an Australian nonprofit organization that helps people rethink the role alcohol plays in their lives. It offers users pathways to professional health support, and a community of like-minded individuals looking to change their alcohol consumption habits. In 2016, HSM introduced the Daybreak App to better facilitate access to this community online, and to allow users to share posts with each other about their sobriety journeys and have one-on-one conversations with health coaches on the app’s chatrooms. Through Daybreak, Australians can anonymously seek personalized around-the-clock support on their mobile devices at no cost.

To date, the app has garnered close to 80,000 downloads and serves up to 7,000 monthly active users.

Resources for the conversation with Andy and Richard

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Listen to special episode 11

Listen to special episode 11 of the Alcohol Issues Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.

You can find the brand new episode on Apple podcasts, here. You can also listen to the latest episode on Spotify. And you can find episode 11 on Google Podcasts, as well as on Podbean, here.

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