Matt Chittock - Club Soda Member

Club Soda member and writer Matt Chittock shares his internal dialogue at the end of a stressful day, and how he has had to reassess the way he uses alcohol as a reward. But what does he do instead? Stress, alcohol and rewards After a tough day at the laptop, or eight hours of childcare, a stiff gin…

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Diva at the bar

Dry January to diva at the bar Club Soda member Hanban not only went dry for January but she also discovered her inner diva, ordering bar staff to fulfill all of her booze-free needs! Read more about her new found skills that are helping her dry January stick.  I took on the challenge of dry January and,…

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Image of student drinking - caption Not Writing This Stuff Down

Whatever your goals, write them down It does not matter what your goals are. Stopping a habit or taking something away that we very often consider a treat is tough. At Club Soda, we know changing your drinking is also especially difficult as it is tied up so tightly in our social DNA. If you…

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Exercise, key to sobriety Movement, walking, dancing or exercise can be a way to nurture and strengthen yourself, and it becomes an important tool to help you change your drinking. As JR, a fellow Club Soda member, posted in the gym, exercise can help us all in different ways: “Exercise has been KEY to my sobriety.…

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Advice about drinking too much alcohol

This article is by mindfulness expert Andy Hix from Zen@work. Alcohol to relax and seduce I once told my Swiss friend that in this country, we only get together ‘romantically’ when we’re totally sozzled. Otherwise, we don’t have the confidence. He found this hard to believe, so I asked a friend sitting on the other side…

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Festive season

This guest article is by our nutrition expert Sam Waterhouse. Season of mixed blessings For most of us the festive season comes with mixed blessings, with short, cold, dark days that can lower mood and an abundance of tempting food and drink is everywhere you look. This can be a time of year where overindulgence…

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Drunken shopping

Shopping while drunk It does not matter how long ago you tamed your drinking, sometimes you are pulled back to a vague memory of an incident you would rather forget: drunken shopping. Time Magazine reports that 12% of Americans shopping on ‘Black Friday’ admit to being drunk. My most ‘memorable’ online shopping under the influence…

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You are in charge of your own happiness

Planning for a successful social sober weekend I used to think I was happy with this great buzzing social life of mine. Out meeting great people most nights of the week. But the hangovers that followed were more than just the physical effects. There was the shame that I had drunk too much again. Then…

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