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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A-Z Sober Females

Is this just another tabloid/gossip mag type ‘celebs who don’t drink’ list? No, it’s not. Recovering from addiction, kicking overuse to the kerb, or choosing to be more mindful of how much we drink, are all incredibly inspirational processes – so I’ve included moderation as well as abstinence. Here’s a range of kick-ass women and…

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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

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 talked before about…

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David before and after

Club Soda members were astounded with member David’s before-and-after photos five (or now six!) months into his alcohol free journey. We talked to him about giving up the booze, his day-to-day life and his goals for the future. How long have you been alcohol-free? What made you stop drinking? I will have been alcohol free for…

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