Music festival season

The music festival season is upon us, what with Coachella Festival in California and Roadburn Festival in Sweden having just finished on Sunday, boasting varying social media shots of glitter-clad girls with flowery headbands and sequined hot pants, or sweaty long-haired dudes melting faces with heavy riffs. Both provoked feelings of FOMO or inspired the…

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Club Soda joining goals

From the very beginning of Club Soda three years ago, we’ve always said that we are never going to tell anyone what their goals should be. So whether you wanted to cut down on your drinking habits, or quit alcohol completely, you would be welcome at Club Soda. And regardless of your goals, we would…

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Veronica Valli Emotional freedom technique

Veronica Valli is the creator of the Soberful program, EFT practitioner and Recovery Coach. On this guest webinar she talks about dealing with anxiety and panic attacks, using Emotional Freedom Technique (or EFT: a sort of mix of modern psychology and ancient Chinese acupressure). In her own words: Has anxiety been driving your drinking? Or…

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Moderate drinking successful

Lots of people have a healthy, rational relationship with alcohol without having to consciously change anything, in the sense that they can happily go for a couple of drinks and then call it a night – they don’t immediately fall down a rabbit hole of binge drinking after a friendly pint in the sun, they…

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Caliente drinks

When we attended the Non-Alcoholic Beverage Strategy Congress in Barcelona, we also got to taste some continental drinks from Europe that are not available at home in the UK. There were two that we found particularly interesting: Caliente from Sweden and UmaiCha from Spain. They are different drinks, but with one important thing in common –…

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A-Z Things To Do Without Boozing

I thoroughly enjoy a challenge, so I set myself the task of finding an activity that doesn’t require boozing, for each letter of the alphabet: A – Art One of the many positive things that people report when they stop drinking or cut down, is that their creativity blossoms. So get busy with those hands…

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Sober October cocktail

This is Part Two of my follow-up from last year’s interview with four people who were taking part in Sober October, all for completely different reasons and with different experiences.  Two of those people I interviewed were Club Soda members who I interviewed for Part One back in January, to see how they were feeling three…

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