What is a role model? When you hear about role models, you might think that they are something that other people need. We often talk about role models for kids – demonstrating that people like them can do amazing things, whatever their background, gender, sexuality, age or health status. We hear about it most often…

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Clarity - Why its so hard to give up drinking

Club Soda member Rae Ritchie writes about fashion, beauty, mental health, gender; and sobriety. In this article she considers why it is so difficult to give up drinking. And she talks about the clarity that comes from being sober. Why is it so hard to give up drinking? This question has been much on mind this last…

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Common myths about alcohol you need to dispel

So many myths about drinking There are so many myths about alcohol that we ran out of time the last time we talked about them… And this list gets ever longer. We did a workshop last week, and between the group we came up with another dozen. We often don’t notice the social, family, group…

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Drugs alcohol misuse work

What we (don’t) know about alcohol Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a drug, a pill that would stop you wanting and drinking alcohol? As we all know, changing habitual behaviours is difficult for most of us, especially when it comes to a substance like alcohol. Even though humans have been drinking it for thousands…

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Harriet is 15 years alcohol-free

Harriet has managed 15 years alcohol-free. What is her story? How did she get there? What has she learnt? Can you do it too? Harriet’s story never fails to inspire. On this guest webinar for Club Soda members, she shares how having a community of people supporting her made a big difference. Building friendships and…

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Alcohol stories we tell ourselves

Stories we tell ourselves We tell ourselves so many stories to justify our drinking. Some may be personal myths, many of them are common in society. What myths about alcohol might you need to dispel before you can change your habits? What are the ones you think you are still holding onto? Believing myths is part…

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Drinking dreams

There is no single explanation for the reason or function of dreams. Some experts claim they are just random images created by the brain in response to things we have seen while we are awake. Others suggest they are a way of preparing us for future stresses, almost functioning as a practice run. In this…

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High and most definitely dry

Last month, Laura met Africa on the tube home. They talked about Club Soda and sober journeys. Africa has been sober for over six months. This guest article by her tracks her journey as she attempts to find clarity of self-expression and discover freedom without alcohol. High ‘n’ most definitely dry Every action requires that…

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