Men stress alcohol

We know that stress can be a major trigger for excessive alcohol use. And that men are not always so good at dealing with their emotions. Anything that might help is therefore very welcome, and we are happy to talk about one such support today, on Men’s Health Week in the UK. Men’s Health Forum,…

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Snail

Changing your drinking is deceptive. We know it is bad for us, and you have had enough of the draining hangovers. You have taken the courageous step to say enough is enough. I am cutting down or taking some time off! But then when you, do you feel worse. Get a cold, crave water, desire…

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Coast Scene

Julian has become a different person since quitting drinking. He has taken up many new hobbies at a time of life when he should be slowing down – and his new ambitions are high! This week I met up with an old school chum I hadn’t seen for forty-three years. He and I used to…

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Learning and gaining strength from other people’s stories can really help in changing your relationship with alcohol. With programmes going back 60 years, BBC Radio’s Desert Island Discs has interviews and music with hundreds of notable figures. We pick out those who talk about drinking and alcohol, and how drink has impacted on their life.…

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Aperol Spritz glass

This summer’s new drink is an Aperol Spritz. But the good news is this is one of the easiest alcoholic drinks to fake without losing the taste. We tell you how to make a low or no alcohol version. Low alcohol version – Aperol Spritz I went to Venice last spring. It was gorgeous, I ate…

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Nudge pubs

In a world where we are told that we have unlimited choices, it seems strange to think that we need to be given permission to not drink alcohol. But we do. Especially if you are in a pub or a bar. The rules, after all, are quite simple. You walk in, order some alcohol, and…

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No good reason graffiti

Club Soda member Jill has been reflecting on her relationship with alcohol after 100 days without touching a drop. Farewell alcohol Well I have been reflecting on my relationship with alcohol since being alcohol free. I used to think alcohol was my friend, my therapist, my relaxer, my comforter. Alcohol was my release, yes why…

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In today’s guest blog, our friends from Blenheim explain the new UK recommended alcohol guidelines and what they mean for you. Navigating alcohol units is something that we haven’t all quite mastered. With such a variety of drinks on offer it’s easy to get confused – however, keeping track of how much you’re drinking can…

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Julian Kirkman-Page is an old friend of Club Soda and the author of many books, including I Don’t Drink! How to Quit Alcohol and One Less for the Road – Is there Life after Alcohol? Today, he shares his thoughts on excessive drinking habits. This article originally appeared on Julian’s I Don’t Drink website. In…

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