Getting rid of the booze

Julian Kirkman-Page is no stranger to Club Soda. As a regular guest writer, his personal accounts of having quit drinking now over 1000 days ago are both thought-provoking and poignant. In today’s blog, he shares with Club Soda a challenge that he had been putting off from the day he gave up drinking, and the…

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The Reporter Cover life through a lens

Lee Fennings in The Reporter Today’s blog features Club Soda member Lee Fennings, a street photographer who was recently featured in The Reporter. He shares his story of overcoming mental illness and alcohol dependency through photography.       To join Club Soda (for free), click here. For tips and support in cutting down or stopping…

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Julian at the bar

Julian Kirkman-Page, works in the City of London, is a keen member of Club Soda, and gave up alcohol forever two and half years ago. In his book ‘I Don’t Drink!’ he tells why and describes how he managed to quit drinking, and details the difference it has made to his life since. We first…

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Work Is the Curse of the Drinking Classes

One Club Soda Member shares her story of going from office party girl to coming out as a non-drinker at work. Drinking life I went to a work function dinner on Tuesday and like many of these occasions they centre around wine choice, often that being the only choice of drink apart from tap water.  In my drinking…

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Dry July party

What happened when one Aussie took up the personal challenge to not drink for a month? Doing a Dry July – Sober fun? “I can have fun sober,” I thought, “I have a lot to do tomorrow,” I thought, “I don’t even want to drink anyway,” I thought… The issue is, all of these thoughts occurred before…

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Julian at 12 years old playing Army Julian at 12 years old playing Army

Julian Kirkman-Page, works in the City of London, is a keen member of Club Soda, and gave up alcohol forever two and half years ago. In his book ‘I Don’t Drink!’ he tells why and describes how he managed to quit drinking, and details the difference it has made to his life since. We first…

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1. Candy Chang – Before I Die I want to… Following the death of someone close to her, Candy Chang took the side of an abandoned building in New Orleans and created an interactive wall, posing the same fill in the blank sentence. “Before I Die______” is now a global project, revealing what really matters…

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World without wine

How to Quit Drinking Workshop story In 2015, Louise Rowlinson ran several of her popular ‘How To Quit Drinking‘ workshop in Central London. These were always a full house as people arrived to teas and coffees at 11 am, for what would be a full day of learning. Below is an article written by one…

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Working Behind a Bar Sober

Working behind a bar sober There was something infinitely attractive about working behind a bar. When I was younger, bar staff always carried a whiff of cool. After all, they were the gatekeepers to fun. The gatekeepers to my cool, witty, confidence self. When I turned 23 I got a job working in a concert…

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