Counting the days to a more sober life

You can’t help but count the days. Whether you are taking 3 days a week off, restricting booze just to weekends, stopping for a month, 100 days or have hit a milestone in an alcohol free life. Like member Lucy who is celebrating how 500 days feels. Hangover-free life, day 500 So today is the…

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Changing your relationship with alcohol is a marathon

Dry January success What a January! Alcohol Concern report that this year’s Dry January is the most successful yet, with more people than ever before signing up to a month off the booze. At Club Soda we know a collective dry January is bigger than the health benefits alone. It is a mass participation sober…

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Club Soda Expert Louise Rowlinson

This guest blog is by Club Soda expert Louise Rowlinson, who writes a regular blog at A hangover free life about her life after quitting alcohol. Among her many accomplishments, she is a public health nurse, psychology graduate, and creator of an online course to cut down your drinking. Drinking guilt and its big brother…

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sugar and calories in alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks

Soft Drinks for Grown Ups When it comes to hanging out in the local, we don’t really want to be drinking the same stuff as the kids. Somehow what we drink needs to separate us from those not legally allowed into a pub without an adult. More importantly, we need a talking point. Laura at…

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If you’ve been trying dry January and are dreading the return of headaches and lost mornings, don’t worry. We’ve got a list of great London events which don’t need a pint, and are running throughout the shortest month. Mindfulness continues on Monday’s  with Andy Hix in Soho (starting Feb 2nd). Again a members discount is…

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Image of student drinking - caption Not Writing This Stuff Down

Whatever your goals, write them down It does not matter what your goals are. Stopping a habit or taking something away that we very often consider a treat is tough. At Club Soda we know changing your drinking is also especially difficult as it is tied up so tightly in our social DNA. If you…

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Exercise, key to sobriety Movement, walking, dancing or exercise can be a way to nurture and strengthen yourself, and it becomes an important tool to help you change your drinking. As JR , a fellow Club Soda member, posted in the gym, exercise can help us all in different ways: “Exercise has been KEY to my…

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A gym

We all know alcohol is basically empty calories, so if you have a fitness goal you will have to do an extra length in the pool, or a longer workout to burn them off. But alcohol can affect your exercise plans in other ways too – and not only in the universal truth that a…

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