Why socialising sober is important

When you first start changing your drinking, socialising sober may not be the most important thing on your mind. Change takes time and some steely grit and determination. Yes you need to hunker down, focus on your goal and change a few things. But it is important not to take away human connection and joy.…

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Mindful drinkers and pub managers

Club Soda knows mindful drinkers – they are our members. But we have also got to know many pub and bar managers with our Club Soda Guide project, listing the best places for mindful drinkers. In this special post, we share some of the great videos we’ve recorded with them in the last couple of…

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How to develop keystone habits

Keystone habits In this webinar, Jussi first talks about habits – in particular keystone habits. They can be any habit that helps to support other habits – either to create new ones, or to sustain existing ones. A keystone habit can be good just on its own, but the added benefit comes from the way they support other…

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What is Mindful Drinking?

Mindful drinking is an attitude Club Soda is all about changing the way you think and feel about drinking. Changing your relationship with alcohol. When you drink more mindfully, you become more aware of how your body and mind are affected by it. You learn. You take control of your drinking habits. But what is mindful drinking…

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Dry January

Dry January: all you need to know Dry January is now definitely a “thing”. Doctors have long recommended alcohol drinkers to take occasional sober sprints for health reasons. In the UK a sober January has also become a big fundraising event, with Alcohol Concern and Cancer Research running major campaigns each year, and thousands of…

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Big Drop Chocolate Milk Stout

Big Drop Brewing Co Low and no alcohol beers are suddenly in fashion: new brands are appearing almost every month, and the variety of flavours and styles is also increasing. Beer drinkers looking for a lower ABV drink are no longer restricted to just non-alcoholic versions of mainstream lagers. There are also ales and wheat beers…

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Hay fever and alcohol

Hay fever and alcohol – what’s the connection? We have already on this blog talked about several health issues, and the impact that alcohol can have on them (including the menopause and your teeth). But even I was surprised when someone suggested an article about hay fever and drinking. As it happens I’m a long-time…

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Club Soda Coffee Cup

Does coffee really protect your liver from alcohol damage? At first sight, this looks like one of those tabloid headlines that sound wonderful news, but on closer examination turn out to be complete nonsense. As an example of the wider end of these stories, we concluded earlier that no, champagne doesn’t actually prevent dementia. This…

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