Laura with Charles Kennedy

In all the ups and downs of changing our drinking habits, it can be hard to remember why it is we want to do this. We can focus on the pain, and not so much on the gain. It has taken me some time to fully realise the gains of not drinking. The biggest of which…

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Reading for sobriety

Can reading a book help you moderate or quit drinking? It was World Book Day yesterday. And our private Facebook group has gone all a flutter over This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol book by Annie Grace. This is no surprise. Good reviews from people we like and trust, in this case other members of Club…

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Daniel Radcliffe sober

Whether you want to quit alcohol completely, or just put the lid on some bad drinking habits, it helps to know you are not alone. Alcohol does not respect income or celebrity status, so here are some alcohol-free celebs: potential Oscar guests who can be guaranteed not to trip on the red carpet tonight! Toast the…

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Alcohol and Anxiety

Alcohol and anxiety often go together. The fact that people use alcohol to cope with anxiety is a bit of an open secret. In order to get through certain situations, we often quote how alcohol helps us relax and feel more confident. In this blog, we wanted to not only touch on the mild social…

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A year of no beer

What 4 months without alcohol feels like Remember John? Last October John started a challenge – to stop drinking for 12 months in order to accomplish some of the things he wants to acheive for the next year. This is the second of a series of blogs where John shares his experience. He is at…

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Bike by the sea

Shaun Fennings is no stranger to Club Soda, and is one of our most active members, having written guests blogs for us before. Today, he marks nearing a year without alcohol in an honest and raw portrayal of that journey.  Alcoholic holidays So, as the festive period approaches us, many, no doubt will be planning family gatherings…

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Nirvana Beer Company Logo

Non-alcoholic beers It is a truth universally acknowledged that low-alcohol and no-alcohol beers just don’t taste as good as the regular kind. But sometimes those truths can be wrong. Club Soda has been trying out a number of beers at our tasting events (read more here and here), and it has to be said that…

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Speaking Easy Logo

Today, our guest blog is by Harry who we met at the start of 2015. Harry documents his journey with moderation and sobriety in his blog Speakingeasy – a frank and honest portrayal of reassessing a relationship with alcohol. Booze-free days Today marks day 83 booze free for me. I’m not counting, but I am,…

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De-alcoholised wines

Today’s guest blog is from Winerist, wine experts who are more than qualified to see you through the wilderness of de-alcoholised wines. Sober October or detox? As we step into October, we cannot forget it’s the time of the Go Sober for October campaign, annually organised by Macmillan Cancer Support, whereby you are challenged to not drink…

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