What is a role model? When you hear about role models, you might think that they are something that other people need. We often talk about role models for kids – demonstrating that people like them can do amazing things, whatever their background, gender, sexuality, age or health status. We hear about it most often…

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Clarity - Why its so hard to give up drinking

Club Soda member Rae Ritchie writes about fashion, beauty, mental health, gender; and sobriety. In this article she considers why it is so difficult to give up drinking. And she talks about the clarity that comes from being sober. Why is it so hard to give up drinking? This question has been much on mind this last…

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Harriet is 15 years alcohol-free

Harriet has managed 15 years alcohol-free. What is her story? How did she get there? What has she learnt? Can you do it too? Harriet’s story never fails to inspire. On this guest webinar for Club Soda members, she shares how having a community of people supporting her made a big difference. Building friendships and…

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High and most definitely dry

Last month, Laura met Africa on the tube home. They talked about Club Soda and sober journeys. Africa has been sober for over six months. This guest article by her tracks her journey as she attempts to find clarity of self-expression and discover freedom without alcohol. High ‘n’ most definitely dry Every action requires that…

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How to be the leader of the pack

Dawn 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 how to deal with the feeling of being the odd one out. Being the odd one out…

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Kim's story filling free time

Today we have another post from our regular guest blogger Kim. She has discovered lots of free time, and been finding new sober hobbies. Finding new free time I never realised how much time it took being a pisshead. Time getting mashed-up in the evening, time working out how I got home, time working out…

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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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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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