When your partner drinks

Relationships are difficult whether you are drinking or not, and even more so when your partner drinks and you’re trying not to. Your changing relationship with alcohol may challenge those closest to you, or even expose how much of the time you spend with intimate partners is alcohol fuelled. Dealing with this rather than sulking…

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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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FOMO, the fear of missing out

FOMO means the Fear Of Missing Out. I am passionate that given time you will find new ways to connect with others and be social without drinking or drinking as much. But for a while your social life may feel a little stunted. It does take time get into the swing of socialising in different…

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Sober music power

Club Soda member Debbie shares with us the important role of music in our drinking behaviour change journey – the sober music power – and has even made us all two playlists to listen to! Music – happiness but also a trigger? Music – it’s everywhere in our modern world and for many of us…

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Club Soda Mindful Drinking

Or: what on earth is there to drink now? Either at the pub or at home. Maybe the most common question we get is this: what could I drink now that I don’t want wine, beer or spirits anymore? It can be a difficult one, especially when you’re out and about. As much as we’d…

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Being alone and loneliness

Not to get existentialist about it, but the reality is that we are alone! It is why we seek out companionships, relationships and other human connections. It is as important to humans as water and food. But often we drink because we feel lonely. If you take booze out of your life you can begin to…

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Webinar with Shaa Wasmund

This week’s webinar with Shaa Wasmund covered topics such as procrastination, self-esteem, and never drinking alcohol. The long-awaited webinar with Shaa became a written Q&A due to technical difficulties (that elusive button). So here are your written questions – answered! Motivation to change When you have been static for so long – probably kept there…

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Liver health

As people who want to cut down on their alcohol consumption, Club Soda members are always asking about their liver health. How do you know if you have damaged it? Is it possible to repair the damage, and how can you find out? What is the difference between a liver function test and a liver scan?…

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deep self-care

Sometimes our own self-limiting beliefs trip us up. They play into the hands of our internal saboteur. So on the webinar today we talk about how to recognise what those limiting beliefs are, how to use our strengths, and finding ways to care for ourselves that may take some practice to achieve. Taming your inner…

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