You can make a fresh start to the new year in January. And certainly if you don't set the bar too high. IkPas is an initiative where you stop drinking for thirty or forty days. Along with many others. Put your alcohol consumption on a break and experience what a month without alcohol does to you!

Addiction Care Northern Netherlands (VNN), together with GGD Groningen, GGD Drenthe and GGD Fryslân, is committed to the regional promotion of this campaign. We focus on our own target groups, on institutions, municipalities and companies, and of course also on our own colleagues, because: IkPas is for everyone!

Not drinking for a month provides health benefits for everyone. We now know better and better what the harmful effects of alcohol are. Many people have subconsciously adopted a pattern where it goes without saying that they drink almost every day. By not drinking alcohol for a month, you become more aware of your drinking pattern and you give yourself the chance to break established patterns. You will experience that you have a choice when it comes to consuming alcohol. In short: you have a choice when it comes to positively influencing your health.

Take on the challenge and join us! We fit, do you?

GGD Drenthe is working on health for the Drenthe! Together we protect, monitor and promote health and social safety in Drenthe. Our basic tasks arise from the Public Health Act. We work on achieving health benefits, and we focus on prevention and a healthy and safe environment for everyone. We pay special attention to the vulnerable. We do this together and in conjunction with municipalities and of course also with our social/care partners.


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In addition to providing assistance, VNN is committed to preventing addiction problems through continuous prevention activities. We provide information at schools, to parents and young people; but also individually at one of our locations. We advise municipalities, institutions and companies on, for example, identifying and discussing addiction problems.


Dry January 2023




man 43%
Female 56%

Average number of days



18 - 25 years 10%
26 - 35 years 12%
36 - 45 years 17%
46 - 55 years 21%
56 - 65 years 24%
66 - 75 years 16%
76 - 85 years 0%
86 - 95 years 0%
96 - 100 years 0%
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