Elton John getting sober

Elton John’s photography collection “I got sober in 1990.” This was the opening line to Elton John talking about his photography collection, which is currently on view at the Tate Modern in London. I wasn’t expecting a story about art to start THERE! It is the first 30 seconds of this video (you can watch it below)…

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Sally webinar emotions goals

We often ruin our goals in the heat of the moment. When our emotions get the better of us and we say ‘F**k it’. Club Soda member Sally kindly did this week’s webinar (Laura lost her voice!) and shares one of the key things she has learnt in 10 years of sobriety – how not…

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looking back at five months sober

Five months ago, Kim quit the booze and hung up her chemical suit. The other day, she was looking back at a blog she wrote in her third alcohol-free month, when she was frustrated that benefits were becoming less obvious. Turns out that since then, she has completely changed her mindset and began to enjoy…

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Turn your life around parkrun

Club Soda member and parkrun UK volunteer Tamara shares her story of addiction followed by recovery, using exercise and fitness for motivation and being part of a community. Writing to recover I feel pretty nervous sharing this but, with gratitude, am compelled to write a bit about me and what parkrun has done for me. Being…

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Alcohol and Social Identity

We know that alcohol can often be a huge part of our social identity and culture. This means that a huge part of going sober is getting rid of past beliefs and alcohol-related traditions, and forming new ones. Here, Club Soda member Roger talks about how he consciously decided who he wanted to be, rather…

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How to build your own disco bath

Club Soda member Kim told us about her disco baths in a guest article after being one month alcohol-free. You can get a glimpse of what a disco bath looks like in action in the video clip below. We all thought this was just the best idea ever, so we asked Kim exactly how she set everything up.…

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what to drink when you are not drinking

Not sure what to drink when you are not drinking? Decided to live hangover free but not sure where to start? Want to cut down on your wine consumption but don’t fancy fizzy water? Fed up of nights out on diet coke and water? Even more fed up of people asking if you’re pregnant or…

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challenge of moderating alcohol

Today’s post is again a guest article from a Club Soda member. Martin writes about the challenge of moderating alcohol, and how quitting for a time has helped him to moderate his drinking habits over the longer term, with some strict rules in place. He has also found seeing changing his drinking as a long game. Taking part…

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Julian 1500 days sober

Our old friend Julian is now 1500 days sober – in his book ‘I Don’t Drink’, he talked about celebrating milestones, overcoming adversity and how going alcohol-free changed his life. This guest article is an update on where he is today, at 1500 days sober. 1500 Days Sober It is hardly believable if I think back to…

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