How to get through Christmas Day

In this webinar Laura takes you through planning for Christmas Day, which we know is a worry for many Club Soda members this week. You may have had a frantic few days of shopping, googling turkey cooking instructions, and dreading the work Christmas party. It may therefore seem tempting, after all that stress and preparation,…

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Dawn SoberFish

Club Soda member and blogger Dawn (aka SoberFish) did her first Sober Christmas just a month after quitting. How did she do it? She explains all in this webinar discussion with Laura. “In the summer of 2016, an article showing ‘before and after alcohol’ photos popped into my Facebook feed and the sobriety seed was…

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Christmas Self-Care Love Sober Podcast

This week’s guest webinar is by Kate and Mandy from the LoveSober podcast. They talk about how to prepare for Christmas without alcohol, and how to ensure you keep up self-care during the stressful time of the holidays. To get preparing, it helps to think of your possible triggers and plan ahead: is it family…

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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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Shandy

Shandy is, in my opinion, a hugely underrated drink if you’re looking to drink less alcohol or looking for lower alcohol options. Widely known, but underrated nonetheless. We’ve been drinking it for a couple of hundred years, across the globe. In Germany, it’s known as Radler and it’s sold pre-mixed on tap, in huge stein glasses. The…

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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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