15 tips for the struggling quitter

As we always say, we love hearing from Club Soda members about how their journey is going. One of our members, Rachel, recently reached the 100 day mark, and shared her success with everyone on our private Facebook group page, writing: “….I remember reading others’ success stories and thinking I would never make 100 days.…

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Transformation: life changes without alcohol

Club Soda member Kim shares her personal and moving story with us, and the many transformations she has undergone since stopping drinking ten months ago. From the last time she drank, to the journey of self-discovery since, she shares her shifting relationships with old friends, new friends and disco baths. On the 2nd December 2015…

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Carwyn on love life & booze

In this week’s webinar, “Life, love, and booze”, Laura was in conversation with fellow Club Soda member Carwyn from Wales. He popped in to say hello after running the Royal Parks Half Marathon. In this webinar he told his story: Why he decided to knock drinking on the head and the discoveries he has made…

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Harriet's sober tips

Club Soda expert member Harriet’s sober tips are based on her 14 years alcohol-free. On this week’s guest webinar, she shares her story, and answers questions from the Club Soda community. Her topics are: 1. Moderation vs complete sobriety 2. Drinking triggers 3. Handling your inner critic 4. Cravings 5. Dealing with social situations 6. How long it…

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3 years of sober life

Our friend Louise from A Hangover Free Life has shared her story – 3 years and a great deal of change has happened. She is an inspiration: 3 years of sober life This is the drinks coaster that sits on my desk beside my laptop where I write this blog.  I bought it when I was District Nursing…

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Happiness post: Sarah 7 months alcohol-free

Seven months alcohol-free ‘This is a happiness post’, writes Club Soda Member Sarah on our Facebook group. 131 likes later, the story of her success and newfound happiness has obviously resonated with many, and we would like to share it with you here (with Sarah’s permission of course). Happiness post “I started on 1st January.…

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Changes after quitting alcohol

What’s changed for you after quitting alcohol? We all hope for great changes after quitting alcohol, or when we reduce the amount we drink. We hear great tales of weight loss, fantastic energy and the ability to do yoga perched on a rock overlooking the sea! The reality is it does not always work quite…

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Award-winning memoir of escaping London to Orkney while battling alcoholism. What Amazon says: At the age of thirty, Amy Liptrot finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Standing unstable on the island, she tries to come to terms with the addiction that has swallowed the last decade of her life. As she spends her…

The Outrun
Amy Liptrot

If you feel the need to sort out your issue with alcohol but you are scared or reluctant to quit because you can’t imagine life without drink, then this book is for you. Written by a friend of Club Soda and our frequent guest blogger Julian. In his own words: An awareness, awakening and thought…

One Less for the Road: Is there life after alcohol?
Julian Kirkman-Page