Enjoying a festival sober

Being sober at a festival Being searched I’d forgotten about sniffer dogs. Strolling into Victoria Park last Sunday, my annoyance peaked pretty quickly when a security guard pulled me aside as part of a line-up. And while I knew I didn’t have drugs, I couldn’t help but think…. do I? It sets the tone, when…

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Bars and Pubs Ideas for Non Drinkers

Big drinker, big ideas As a big drinker I was full of ideas. Big ones. They would change the world. If only I could have remembered them in the morning. Mind you, the few I could recollect were often, well, shit on second reading! So our co-design workshop last Saturday was like a light bulb…

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Jussi Reading for Moderation

We just love books here at Club Soda. And so do many of our members; some have even written books themselves. We have also set up our own little online Club Soda bookshop, for information and inspiration. All the books (and films) there have been recommended by our members. Why not take a look and find…

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Festival season with less alcohol

Love festivals, sober or not I love festivals. When I was 24 I got a freelance ‘job’ writing for a music magazine. I didn’t get paid, but there were perks, Press Pass in hand (see photo of said me rather smug looking). Though, to be fair it mostly consisted of me going to music events,…

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No drinking while pregnant sign

Guest blogger, Club Soda member Matt considers the usefulness of the alcohol unit system when trying to cut down on drinking. Alcohol units and cutting down Alcohol units are rubbish aren’t they? A random number printed under that weird picture of the boozing pregnant woman – they have as much relation to real life as election…

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Matching his and hers wine glasses

Club Soda Member Matt Chittock reponds to the challenge from a few weeks ago, and ponders his drinking relationship… Constantly drunk… My partner says that for the first year together we were constantly drunk. And while I’d like to claim this was solely down to the giddying effects of romance, it had a fair bit…

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Square Root craft soda

New local soft drinks We have finally met Square Root Soda, who are a new soft drink producer based in Hackney, which is good, because we were beginning to feel like stalkers. We tweet our love for their small batch sodas often! They make a whole variety of wonderfully tasty drinks, from traditional favourites like…

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Vitamins and minerals to support you when stopping drinking

Our Expert Member Louise runs our How to Quit workshop. Here she provides advice about what vitamins and minerals may help you prepare for cutting down on booze! The toll alcohol takes on the body Having nursed alcoholics I know what a toll alcohol takes on the body physically, so before I stopped I wanted…

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