Champagne Glasses

What to drink instead of wine and champagne? If you usually dirnk wine and champagne, what can you drink instead? There are several non-alcoholic and de-alcoholised options available, we list some of the best picks.   Carl Jung Sparkling White Wine Carl Jung are a German winery, who have been making de-alcoholised wines since 1908. They…

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Harriet Waley-Cohen Creating a more sober life

Creating a more sober life workshop Last Thursday saw Club Soda’s first workshop with Harriet Waley-Cohen about creating a new and more sober lifestyle. As someone who is changing her drinking habits to imbibing much less I attended hoping to pick up some strategies to deal with difficult peer pressure moments in the pub etc. But it…

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Matt Chittock - Club Soda Member

Founder 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 and…

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How do you sleep? Positions

Mindfulness expert Andy Hix writes about sleeping and alcohol: How mindful sleeping can help your mindful drinking. Sleep deprived? I got back from a stag do in Berlin at 2am last night and woke up at about 8.30. I feel depleted! Nine months ago, though, that would have been not far off a normal night for…

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Love yourself this Valentine's Day

Abusive relationships with alcohol There’s been a lot of talk about abusive relationships, in the week that the 50 Shades film is released. But whatever you think about Anastasia and Christian’s relationship, it’s fictional. Many of us have (or have had) an abusive relationship in real life – with alcohol. And, just as an abusive…

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Counting the days to a more sober life

You can’t help but count the days. Whether you are taking 3 days a week off, restricting booze just to weekends, stopping for a month, 100 days or have hit a milestone in an alcohol free life. Like member Lucy who is celebrating how 500 days feels. Hangover-free life, day 500 So today is the…

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Changing your relationship with alcohol is a marathon

Dry January success What a January! Alcohol Concern report that this year’s Dry January is the most successful yet, with more people than ever before signing up to a month off the booze. At Club Soda we know a collective dry January is bigger than the health benefits alone. It is a mass participation sober…

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Club Soda Expert Louise Rowlinson

This guest blog is by Club Soda expert Louise Rowlinson, who writes a regular blog at A hangover free life about her life after quitting alcohol. Among her many accomplishments, she is a public health nurse, psychology graduate, and creator of an online course to cut down your drinking. Drinking guilt and its big brother…

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sugar and calories in alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks

Soft Drinks for Grown Ups When it comes to hanging out in the local, we don’t really want to be drinking the same stuff as the kids. Somehow what we drink needs to separate us from those not legally allowed into a pub without an adult. More importantly, we need a talking point. Laura at…

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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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