I've always been interested in the no and low alcohol space and have been drinking non-alcoholic beers for a few years now, however, it was only this year that I decided to give up alcohol for good.

As with many people, I found that when I used to drink, I didn't have an off switch. I didn't like the idea that I would be out of control and didn't know when to stop. I found that I would go into my shell and become quiet, when everyone else would become louder and more vocal. I also woke up the next morning with terrible anxiety and I'd worry about what happened the night before; what I said and what I did.

So that is why I decided I needed to make a big change and give up alcohol!

Luckily there is so much choice of no and low alcohol drinks these days. I can still enjoy the taste of beer, wines and spirits but wake up the next day feeling fresh, with no hangover and most importantly, no anxiety.

I started better without this year as I found it difficult to discover great no and low alcohol options. I wanted to create a place where finding these drinks was made easy and provide a platform for brands to tell their stories. With my experience of working within the hospitality and technology industry and my passion to help people discover no and low choices, the app was born!

We've been working with over 60 brands to date to get their products listed. The app is available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, so do download and let me know what you think.

I'd also love to hear about your experiences this Dry January, so send me an email on hello@betterwithout.app or visit our Instagram page: