SoberPunks says - stop dreaming, start doing

Jonathan quit drinking in September 2015. He has since replaced alcohol with running, climbing, and writing. These are some of his thoughts from his SoberPunks blog, which he launched in 2016 to mark his first year of sobriety. The start of something Since going sober, I’ve ingested a metric fucktonne of information about quitting drinking. I’ve…

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How to discard alcohol as your comfort blanket

Dawn discarded alcohol as her comfort blanket and gave up drinking on 27th November 2016. After having a sober Christmas, New Year and smashing Dry January, she started writing a blog to chart her year of sobriety. Here are some of her sober musings about leaving alcohol behind and rewarding yourself in other ways. Have…

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Kim's first sober birthday

Our old friend Kim is back with another report of her sober journey, and she just had a birthday – her first sober one for a while. Read on to hear how it went! First sober birthday It’s my birthday on Sunday and I’ve been feeling really pissed off about the whole thing. Pissed off…

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Jasper from HiLo and how to moderate your drinking

Meet Jasper and HiLo We spoke to Jasper from HiLo: a food delivery service that caters “stealth health” to hardworking Londoners, without compromising on flavour or fun. HiLo is all about making it easier to eat better, offering “Hi plant Lo meat” grab-and-go pots that are both nutritious and tasty. So, naturally, founder and moderate…

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Kim's story: phases of alcohol free-dom

Club Soda member and regular guest blogger Kim is now six months into her sober journey! She shares with us today the different phases she has experienced and how going alcohol-free (AF) has changed her daily routines. Phases of alcohol free-dom So 6 months yesterday for me – GET IN! I feel like I should blog…

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Addiction, hospitalisation and recovery

We talk all the time about the changes that come from quitting alcohol, but Claire’s journey is one which is particularly extreme in both its highs and its lows. Her dangerously deteriorating health and eventual hospitalisation meant that giving up alcohol was a necessity rather than a choice. Her strength and courage in battling addiction…

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Kim's Story: pity

Our member Kim continues her sober journey, and has no need for anybody’s pity. “Pity you so much” Just been to yet another birthday party lunch. Over the meal for 20 odd people, a mate told me loudly across the table: “Don’t take this the wrong way, but I pity you so much.” She continued…

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The Drinking Habit, Wellbeing and Popmaster

Our old friend Julian has another guest blog for us. Today, he explores how he reworked his drinking by understanding and changing old habits and rituals. Wellbeing One of the ‘little’ things I enjoy is listening to the Popmaster competition on BBC Radio 2. The quiz is part of the Ken Bruce show, takes place each…

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How Julian got to 1500 days sober

1500 days sober City worker Julian Kirkman-Page is a good friend of Club Soda, and has recently notched up a milestone. 1500 days sober. In this webinar Julian shares his story of going sober. How bad his drinking was. How he stopped and how he stayed that way. Health was a motivating factor Julian has…

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