If you register for IkPas, we do everything we can to guide you as best as possible during the 30 or 40 days (or a longer number of days at your choice) in which you do not drink alcohol. When you sign up for IkPas, you get your own dashboard with a number of useful functions:
- The IkPas coach: a personal source of information that you can call on if you have questions about IkPas or if you need some advice during difficult moments, for example. The IkPas coach is ready for you!
- A forum where you exchange your experiences with other participants
- Your personal diary to keep track of your progress and experiences
- Badges that you can earn in a variety of situations, such as resisting alcohol at a dinner or birthday party.
- Unique content that is only available to participants, such as: informative articles, tasty alcohol-free recipes, useful tips and useful facts.
- The ability to set the contact frequency yourself. Would you like to receive a weekly newsletter, would you like to hear from us every day or just once every two weeks? You decide!
- The big advantage of having your own IkPas account is that we can support you during your challenge and that you can make contact with fellow IkPassers. Because you experience a break period together.
Sign up or join a team
Together with the rest of the Netherlands, you put your alcohol consumption on a break. So you are never alone. Do you want to participate with your family, football club, group of friends, department or the entire company? Then create a team. Because you take a break together.
You can start any day. Or join one of our monthly challenges!
THIS GIVES YOU PARTICIPATION WITH IKPASS YOU
Of course we don't just say something when we talk about the benefits of temporarily not drinking alcohol. Tranzo, the scientific center for care and welfare of Tilburg University, has been researching the effects of not drinking among the participants of IkPas for years. And there are quite a few:
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AWARENESS
By temporarily not drinking alcohol, you notice the role alcohol plays (often unconsciously) in your life. 58% of the participants is more aware of their alcohol consumption after IkPas and they choose more consciously whether, when and how much they want to drink instead of acting out of habit.
DRINK LESS ALCOHOL
By participating in IkPas, you also drink structurally less after the break. Six months after IkPas, participants drank on average more than 30% less than before the break period.
By temporarily not drinking alcohol, you sleep better. 55% of the participants can confirm this. And participants who filled in sleep diaries in the past also had that experience.
FEELING PHYSICALLY FITTER
By not drinking alcohol, you feel fitter. This is confirmed by 62% of the participants. For example, a number of participants also reported personal peak times for running.
FEELING MENTAL FITTER
You also benefit mentally from not drinking alcohol. 63% of the participants is experiencing this.
BETTER TO SAY 'NO'
Not drinking alcohol is also getting used to your environment; you will have to be steadfast in refusing 'rounds'. 64% is better off saying 'no' to alcohol after the break period. They don't necessarily have to be the BOB for that!
GOOD EXAMPLE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
With a break period you set an example to young people. 50% of the participants feel that they have actually done so. Young people also notice this, according to our study.
BREAKING HABIT BEHAVIOR
Participating in IkPas means breaking your habits. No fewer than 43.5% of the participants feel that they have actually done so. And if it can be done with alcohol, then it can also be done with chocolate. But that's another challenge...
TO LOSE WEIGHT
32% of the participants lost weight after the IkPas promotion. An important reason for many participants to drink less alcohol after IkPas.
By not buying alcohol, 55% of the participants saves money. And you can do other fun things with that.
Frequently Asked Questions
I forgot my password or I want a new one
Enter your email address on https://ikpas.nl/wachtwoord-vergeten/ and you will receive a new link to create a password and activate your profile. Don't forget to check your advertising folder/spam box if you don't find the email in your inbox!
Not receiving the email? Then take a moment Contact with us.
I have ordered an IkPas item in the webshop but have not yet received it
take a moment Contact Contact us and we will solve it for you!
I need your help
Thank you for having the courage to ask for help!
There are a number of ways we can help you.
Outside of a campaign
- You can do it Contact Form fill in and we will get back to your question as soon as possible.
- Call or chat with our partner, the Alcohol info line. That can also be done anonymously!
During the campaign
- During the IkPas campaign, the IkPas coach is active in the dashboard, you can send a message 24/7 and you will always have a quick answer to your question.
What does participation in IkPas cost?
Participation in IkPas is free!
Can I also participate if I drink very little or not at all?
Yes! Even if you drink very little or nothing, you still get something for yourself. For example, learn to say 'no' when it comes to peer pressure, see why you drink if you do drink.. etc etc. IkPas is for everyone!
I am unable to register
You can register for the 'bridging challenge' and the '40 days without a drop' challenge via 'My challenges'. Make sure you are logged in and then press https://ikpas.nl/wizard/challenge-aanmaken/selecteer-je-challenge/.
What if I did drink?
Shame, but it is what it is. There is no reason to stop using IkPas 'because you haven't made it yet'. You've noticed it and you're learning from it. Cheer up, just keep going 🙂 Read about this topic too this article.
How do you feel about non-alcoholic beer?
We find the following for non-alcoholic wine and beer; we will never actively promote it as an alternative, because you still keep the association with alcohol. You don't think of alcohol when you think of a coke or apple juice, but when you think of alcohol-free wine or an alcohol-free beer.
On the other hand: in moderation and if it helps you to complete your challenge, of course we don't forbid it!
When will IkPas take place again?
You can start your own challenge at IkPas any time of the year. When you are logged in and you go to your dashboard, you can click on the button in the top right that leads to the choice for a new challenge or create a challenge yourself. With this last option you can choose a period yourself and give your challenge your own name and invite others to a team. This way you can complete this challenge alone or in a team. In addition, IkPas organizes a monthly challenge every month for which you can register.
I want to change my email address
Your email address is your username and is linked to your account. Unfortunately we cannot change that. You can still receive the newsletters at a different email address: mail us for that!
Why am I not sleeping well?
The first days that you do not drink alcohol, you can indeed sleep worse.
That's the withdrawal. When that phase is over you will see that you sleep more deeply and that your sleep is of better quality.
Hang in there, it should get better in a few days!
In the meantime, try turning off screens a little earlier (the blue light from the screen stops the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone), maybe a relaxing tea, doing something relaxing before bed, supplements with valerian ..
Where can I buy such a wristband?
Our wristbands are for sale via the IkPas website, www.ikpas.nl/webshop.
I want to delete my account
You can, you do that in your profile in your dashboard.
What is the difference between a challenge and a team?
When you sign up, you need to sign up for a challenge. That is the period in which you put your alcohol consumption on a break. We have the Dry January challenge (30 days), the Lent challenge (40 days), but you can also join a challenge later in the year.
You always participate in a challenge alone, but you can also participate in a team. You can also participate in 1 challenge with different teams. You can view your challenges and your teams here: https://ikpas.nl/challenges/
Don't you have an app?
Our app was outdated & incomplete and will no longer be updated. That's why we removed it from the app store & deactivated it in the Play store. But… our renewed IkPas website has been built in such a way that it can be viewed perfectly on your phone. All functions are available in the web interface. So go on your phone in your browser to www.ikpas.nl and get started!
Would you like a handy icon on your phone's home screen so that you don't have to type the URL into your browser all the time? View on www.ikpas.nl/web-app.