Dear Mummy: The Joys of Sober Parenting

Joys of sober parenting

Sober Parenting Mothers’ Day is about treasuring the people closest to you, and appreciating their roles in our lives. So we are sharing two moments from Club Soda members when mothers were happy they had changed their relationship with alcohol, and discovered the joys of being present. The first is a letter from a daughter to a mother, […]

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Member webinar: Serena’s story of getting sober

Member story - Serena getting sober

Serena has been a Club Soda member for over a year, but her journey with trying to tackle her drinking issues has been a long one. Her problems started in her last year at university, and have only now been resolved at the sweet age of 38. Advice for everyone Whether you are moderating, dealing with a […]

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International Women’s Day 2017: Inspirational Sober Women

Christine Lagarde - inspirational sober women

Inspirational Sober Women One of the reasons I give for not drinking is that ‘I like to be a pain to people who think they know best’. That is easier to do with energy and a clear head. If you are ambitious, alcohol can not only hinder your efforts but also discredit them. So we […]

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Kim’s journey: 2 months into becoming alcohol-free

Two months alcohol-free

Guest blogger and Club Soda member Kim is now two months into becoming alcohol-free. In this guest article she explains the ups, downs and the not-so-sure’s of her journey so far. Two months alcohol-free It’s month two of my alcohol-free journey, so I’m still very new at this and pretty much at the beginning compared […]

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There’s more to a Saturday afternoon than a pub lunch: the lesson I took a decade to learn

More to Saturday afternoon than a pub lunch

Rae Ritchie is a widely published freelance writer, a Club Soda member and a self-declared teetotal ‘wagonista’. In this guest article, she explores alternative Saturday afternoon ways of socialising without the booze, and why these moments need to be treasured. A wagonista’s Saturday afternoon This Saturday I’m meeting up with my friend Emily to eat cake and […]

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Mindful drinkers and pub managers

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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740 days sober: 12 tips for a dry month and beyond

Rae Ritchie 740 days sober

This article is the first of a selection of guest blogs by Club Soda members who have volunteered to provide valuable insights into their own experiences of going alcohol-free. As well as a Club Soda member, Rae Ritchie, now over 740 days sober, is a widely published freelance writer on topics including fashion, beauty, mental health and […]

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Kim’s Story: One Month Into Becoming Alcohol-free

I have now been a month alcohol-free – the longest I’ve ever been without a drink. Yay! To celebrate, I thought I would share the good, the bad, and the I’m still deciding. The Good Disco Baths At wine o’clock each night I hop into the bath with bath bombs (getting expensive but still cheaper […]

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Top five things I may (or may not) miss about drinking

Things I miss about drinking

Since going alcohol-free, I’ve been thinking about the things I miss about drinking, before remembering why I don’t actually miss them at all. Often, when I thought about drinking with fond memories, the reasons I had quit only became more important. It is natural to view the past through rose-tinted spectacles, and alcohol only increases […]

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