When your partner drinks

Relationships are difficult whether you are drinking or not, and even more so when your partner drinks and you’re trying not to. Your changing relationship with alcohol may challenge those closest to you, or even expose how much of the time you spend with intimate partners is alcohol fuelled. Dealing with this rather than sulking…

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FOMO, the fear of missing out

FOMO means the Fear Of Missing Out. I am passionate that given time you will find new ways to connect with others and be social without drinking or drinking as much. But for a while your social life may feel a little stunted. It does take time get into the swing of socialising in different…

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Club Soda Mindful Drinking

Or: what on earth is there to drink now? Either at the pub or at home. Maybe the most common question we get is this: what could I drink now that I don’t want wine, beer or spirits anymore? It can be a difficult one, especially when you’re out and about. As much as we’d…

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Being alone and loneliness

Not to get existentialist about it, but the reality is that we are alone! It is why we seek out companionships, relationships and other human connections. It is as important to humans as water and food. But often we drink because we feel lonely. If you take booze out of your life you can begin to…

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Thinking about drinking & moderating

This week, Laura’s webinar Q&A touches on: whether you should drink alcohol-free wines and beers, when it is you stop thinking about drinking, and can you moderate after being alcohol-free. And we ended with Tom Daley! This is Olympic diver Tom Daley’s video “mocktails for cocktails” which prompted it:  

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Laura drink

I hope your weekend was awesome. This weekend we started something new to help you plan the week ahead: our alcohol questions webinar. Every Sunday evening we are doing a live webinar on the Facebook Group. We will share it here with you on Mondays. So if you have a question you want me to…

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Cheerleader

It comes up all the time in Club Soda – other people can scupper your best laid plans. We need advice on how to talk to partners about stopping drinking, confide in mates about cutting down, dealing with a boyfriend who tries to undermine our attempts to change. There are lots of scenarios we have…

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Stay Sober at Festivals

Festival season is fast approaching, striking equal measures of fear and excitement into the general public. Often a difficult period to navigate for non-drinkers, here are Emma Hill’s top five ways to stay sober at festivals to get you through and ensure you have a great time! Encourage yourself Not drinking doesn’t mean missing out.…

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Nudge pubs

In a world where we are told that we have unlimited choices, it seems strange to think that we need to be given permission to not drink alcohol. But we do. Especially if you are in a pub or a bar. The rules, after all, are quite simple. You walk in, order some alcohol, and…

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End of Longing play

Saturday saw the first of our monthly brunches, followed by a theatre trip to see End of Longing. After a year of trying out drinks in pubs across the country and evening events (including beer tastings) we have settled on Saturday lunches as a format to try out next. Sam, a member who organises some…

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