Sober Diaries - Books for mindful drinking

If you were ever in any doubt that mindful drinking is the health trend of the moment, then just look at the number of books coming out this January dedicated to helping you change your drinking habits. We list some of our favourite books for mindful drinking and quitting alcohol, both old and new, and…

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Changing when others are not

This week’s guest webinar, on the topics of avoiding festive fallout and changing when others are not changing, is by our expert chartered psychologist Helen O’Connor. Helen works for a drug and alcohol service in London, and who also wrote the Club Soda Sober Sprint online programme with us. Helen first discusses “second-hand alcohol” or “passive drinking”…

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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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Mindful Drinking Festival

As you may have heard, Club Soda organised the UK’s, if not the World’s, first Mindful Drinking Festival on 13 August 2017, at Bermondsey Square in South London. We did this in association with Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine, with the support of our sponsors: Heineken® 0.0, Fentimans, Big Drop Brewing, Real Kombucha, Botonique and Highland…

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What we have learnt about moderating your drinking

In today’s webinar, Club Soda co-founders Laura and Jussi talk about moderating – cutting down your alcohol use, drinking mindfully, whatever you want to call it. Cut down or quit alcohol? From the start, the idea of Club Soda was that it was for everyone who wants to change their relationship with alcohol: to “cut…

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Food Pairings

As with the finest of wines, some foods go exceptionally well together with certain non-alcoholic drinks. This mysterious art and science of food pairings has not yet had time to develop in the same way as it has with drinks containing alcohol, but there are many good suggestions already out there. We have selected some…

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Real Kombucha non-alcoholic confessions

Jon Wilks, co-founder of Real Kombucha who are sponsoring the Mindful Drinking Festival, wrote a blog for us about his journey as a non-alcoholic: It’s an odd thing to have to confess, being a non-alcoholic, but it’s something I find myself having to do surprisingly often. You see, I gave up drinking 10 years ago…

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Tea and Cheese

Tea & Cheese is perhaps the tasting experience where East meets West most dramatically. An explosion of tastes and sensations quite unlike any other and somehow unexplored until recently. Whilst I’d like to say I was the first to discover this unique pairing, I can put myself in the handful of people around the world…

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