Adrienne Handbrake

By Adrienne Walder (Club Soda Member since January 2018) Last Autumn I was feeling worryingly low, yet I couldn’t pinpoint why.  From the outside, my life appeared pretty rosy.  I was living in Hong Kong with my lovely husband, I was surrounded by great friends and had an active social life. I was working in…

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Alcohol and Shame

Deborah Cole is a licensed psychologist and has been a member of Club Soda for over two years. We asked her to write about what is a common theme among our members, especially those trying to give up alcohol completely, and which she has seen many posts about within our private Facebook group: Shame. Enemies…

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Simon Story

It was #WorldMentalHealthDay on Thursday 10th October which saw an amazing flood of social media posts and videos of people sharing their personal stories, words of encouragement, inspiration and support, and advice to those who may be struggling. We think that every day should encourage the same openness about mental health, in the hope that…

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Lifting Weights

In this guest blog for Club Soda, Angie shares a bit of her journey of becoming the best possible version of her. For her, exercise and in particular weightlifting has played a big part in quitting alcohol. Angie is a busy, 42 year old, wife, mother of two children who is hoping to inspire others…

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Club Soda Info

We’ve had an influx of new members lately, and new followers on our various social media channels, and new signups for our mailing list, and generally just a lot more interest in what we do, due to a steady series of BBC appearances from our co-founder Laura. We’ve kept up a steady rate of newbies…

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Broken Dollars at Mindful Drinking Festival

If you came to our Mindful Drinking Festival in Spitalfields Market in July, you’ll have seen the rad duo “Broken Dollars” play a set of bluesy-acoustic tunes for the sea of people enjoying the sunshine and drinks in the square. Broken Dollars’ singer and guitarist, Luke, is teetotal – so I asked him about his…

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