Adrienne Handbrake

By Adrienne Walder (Club Soda Member since January 2018) Last Autumn I was feeling worryingly low, yet I couldn’t pinpoint why.  From the outside, my life appeared pretty rosy.  I was living in Hong Kong with my lovely husband, I was surrounded by great friends and had an active social life. I was working in…

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After our first Christmas running Club Soda, we realised that this was a worrying time of year for many of our members – a whole month where everything and everyone is conspiring to get us drunk. For many it’s getting over this major “first”: your first sober holidays. So we developed our online Christmas programme to help…

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Shandy

Shandy is, in my opinion, a hugely underrated drink if you’re looking to drink less alcohol or looking for lower alcohol options. Widely known, but underrated nonetheless. We’ve been drinking it for a couple of hundred years, across the globe. In Germany, it’s known as Radler and it’s sold pre-mixed on tap, in huge stein glasses. The…

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Alcohol and Shame

Deborah Cole is a licensed psychologist and has been a member of Club Soda for over two years. We asked her to write about what is a common theme among our members, especially those trying to give up alcohol completely, and which she has seen many posts about within our private Facebook group: Shame. Enemies…

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The end of Sober October

On today’s guest webinar, our expert psychologist Helen O’Connor discusses your choices after a Sober October sober sprint. She recommends reflecting on what you tried to achieve by taking your month-long challenge? What were your goals, did you try to prove something to yourself? What were the benefits of not drinking alcohol, on your health,…

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Movement for Modern Life

A common ritual for everyone, regardless of lifestyle, is to open a bottle of wine to unwind after a busy day -or maybe a few beers, or a couple of G & T’s. Whatever your go-to release drink of choice, it’s difficult to learn to navigate your evening and relax without it. There are many…

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Cocktail competition

At our Glasgow Mindful Drinking Festival on Saturday 13 October, we had a great bar serving many alcohol free drinks: beers, kombucha, soft drinks, and three specially created cocktails. The recipes are by our Festival partners, Glasgow’s Liquid Academy.  All are made using drinks featured at the Festival among their ingredients. CEDER’S Mind Reader Made with…

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Simon Story

It was #WorldMentalHealthDay on Thursday 10th October which saw an amazing flood of social media posts and videos of people sharing their personal stories, words of encouragement, inspiration and support, and advice to those who may be struggling. We think that every day should encourage the same openness about mental health, in the hope that…

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On this webinar, Club Soda co-founder Laura and drinks writer Anja take you through the upcoming Mindful Drinking Festival in Glasgow. They will discuss some of the drinks at the festival, such as old favourites Heineken 0.0 beer, CEDER’S distilled spirits, and Fever-Tree tonics and mixers, as well as some exciting new Scottish brands like…

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