Kayla Lyons is the founder of online alcohol free community and educational platform 1,000 Hours Dry. She is also the host of the alcohol free based podcast “The Dry Life.” Kayla started her AF journey on July 22, 2016 and hasn’t looked back. She lives in Newport Beach, CA with her boyfriend, but is originally from Maryland. Kayla spends her free time at her local fitness boutiques, or wellness events. She believes in changing the traditional thinking around sobriety and alcohol free living.
Although she is in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, she wanted to create a space that was inclusive for those whose drinking may not have been “extreme,” in other words, “grey area drinking.”
“At the end of the day, alcohol is bad for everyone, and I want to help normalize non-drinking culture. To me and the dry club, alcohol is the new cigarettes, and our mission is to educate people on what they are consuming. We all have freedom of choice to drink, but I don’t believe we live in a society that’s giving us all the information, that’s where we come in.”