How to survive the Christmas party

The booziest time of year is approaching, and with it the dreaded Christmas party. Not just a work get-together. Not just family drinks. THE Christmas party. That one event that you’ve had in the back of your mind for weeks, because it might be awkward, strange, or detrimental to your drinking goals. So we want…

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Kim's Story Little Sober Gifts

In the latest part of her sober journey, Kim talks about Little Sober Gifts: how much easier it is to appreciate the little things when you’re not drinking. Loving sobriety I love sobriety; it keeps giving me little unexpected gifts. In the last few weeks I’ve gone to a London group meeting – they saw The…

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DRY book of cocktails

DRY: a recipe book We love a good alcohol-free concoction, and there is a brand new, beautiful book out that will tickle your tastebuds with its awesome recipes. Usable as a treat just for you, or even as a way to show off your cocktail-making abilities to guests, family members, pets – anyone who’s watching,…

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Laura and Jussi with alcohol-free drinks

Labels, labels, labels – in all senses of the word it can be confusing when working out what to drink instead of alcohol. If you start quaffing alcohol-free beers, are you just replacing one habit with another? Or is a fake alcoholic drink dangerous? How much alcohol is 0.5% really? And why do they not taste…

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Addiction, hospitalisation and recovery

We talk all the time about the changes that come from quitting alcohol, but Claire’s journey is one which is particularly extreme in both its highs and its lows. Her dangerously deteriorating health and eventual hospitalisation meant that giving up alcohol was a necessity rather than a choice. Her strength and courage in battling addiction…

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elephant in joy

Getting a grip on your drinking is a great feeling, and one that can carry a huge sense of achievement. More than just giving up booze, you are proving your resilience and determination by changing a deeply ingrained aspect of your lifestyle. It’s surprising what else can change when you stop drinking – so here…

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The Wine Witch

The Tales of the Wine Witch Once upon a time, in a land far, far away from the bustling streets and hipster beards of East London, there existed a jagged, bottle-shaped castle. In it, lived an evil specimen of a woman. Her frame was tall and gangly, her hair was long and straggly, and her…

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Big Drop Brewing Co. Citrus Pale Ale beer

Big Drop Brewing Co. Big Drop Brewing Co. has done it again, this time producing a delicious citrus pale ale to accompany their already popular Chocolate Milk Stout. The brand new 0.5% ABV beer is currently in the process of being bottled, labelled and packaged. Fortunately, owner Rob Fink had time to give Club Soda a…

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Change the world at 100 days sober

How I Would Change the World at 100 Days Sober Club Soda member Kim continues her alcohol-free journey. In today’s guest article, she shares her ideas for a “quit drinking starter pack”, and plans how she would change the world at 100 days sober. I am 99 days AF today. From my experience I have…

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Julian 1500 days sober

“I Don’t Drink” Our old friend Julian is now 1500 days sober – in his book ‘I Don’t Drink’, he talked about celebrating milestones, overcoming adversity and how going alcohol-free changed his life. This guest article is an update on where he is today, at 1500 days sober. 1500 Days Sober It is hardly believable if I…

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