Dont Pink My Drink

By Alison Douglas, chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland. After years of objectifying and sexualising women in their advertising, the alcohol industry is now targeting women more directly, linking their products to women’s friendships, feminism and empowerment. However, women’s empowerment will always be secondary to increasing profits for these companies. Whilst men still drink significantly more…

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Alcohol free retreat webinar

Dr. Clemency Jacques: “Last September Azure wellness retreats ran its first Recovery Retreat in Turkey. The participants who attended discovered how connecting with others helped them to solidify their recovery gains and build on their existing recovery experience. By making friends with others who have struggled with alcohol and other addictions, they found a sense…

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Lent wellbeing & mindfulness

As lent kicked off on Wednesday this week, people across the globe started their 40-day pledge to give something up. Religious or not, lent’s a great way to set yourself a challenge, and making lifestyle changes whilst millions of people are also making changes always seems a bit more appealing than going it alone. Club…

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Club Soda Guide

In this week’s webinar, Club Soda co-founder Jussi demonstrates how to use the new Club Soda Guide. The Guide was born when we realised that many Club Soda members, although cutting down on their drinking or going alcohol-free, still wanted to go pubs, bars and restaurants with their friends and family. But usually found that…

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Alcohol & Eating Disorders

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. According to Action Mental Health, eating disorders claim more lives than any other mental illness, one in five of the most seriously affected will die prematurely from the physical consequences or suicide – and research suggests that as many as 1 in 20 people will develop an eating disorder…

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Jo Leftfield Kombucha

This week’s blog is from Jo Easingwood-Roberts – a tea-sniffing, booze-free mother and co-founder of Left Field Kombucha (est 2016). We need to talk about ethanol. In a 10,000-year marketing campaign that Don Draper would struggle to pull off, alcohol has reigned supreme. As a fully signed up member of the mindful drinking movement and maker…

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Kirstin sober parenting

On this week’s webinar, Laura spoke to fellow Club Soda member Kirstin, who joined Club Soda after a year alcohol-free under her belt. She talks about the joy of sober parenting, eliminating anxiety, and never going back! “Like thousands of other people like me, my decision to stop drinking took years to reach. I longed…

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Sober Sex

Roses are red, Violets are blue, I don’t wanna take My clothes off in front of you. Self Scrutiny The first time I was about to have booze-free sex with someone I was really attracted to, that I’d never had sex with before, I was psychologically teleported back to the smoky navy blue bedroom of my…

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Kathryn Story Moderate Drinking

Today’s blog post is written by Club Soda member Kathryn Reay. I remember the day I started my mindful drinking journey clearly. It was nearly the end of January 2018 and came after what I’d considered at the time to be a pretty sensible Christmas and New Year in terms of alcohol consumption. I had…

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Anxiety - self-help and motivation

In this webinar recording, Laura talks to Club Soda member Jason, who shares his story of quitting drinking and the changes he has seen in his life since then, what helped him the most, and his tips on setting long term healthy goals. Jason experienced social anxiety for decades and felt like booze was the antidote.…

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