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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Changing when others are not

This week’s guest webinar, on the topics of avoiding festive fallout and changing when others are not changing, is by chartered psychologist Helen O’Connor. Helen works for a drug and alcohol service in London, and who also wrote the Club Soda Sober Sprint online programme with us. Helen first discusses “second-hand alcohol” or “passive drinking” and how…

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Surviving Christmas Day

After weeks of frantically perusing the high street for stocking fillers, debating turkey sizes and navigating the dreaded work Christmas party, the big day is almost upon us! It might seem tempting, after so much intense preparation, to indulge on the day itself with the excuse of “all my hard work”. However, whether you are…

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Party sober

This week there has been lots of chatter in the Club Soda community about dealing with first parties sober – feeling too sensible and awkward. Laura pulls no punches this week and suggests that most of what we think about partying sober is myth – distorted by our relationship with alcohol. There was a time…

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Festive Fall-Out

Harriet has been practising being sober at Christmas for 14 years – so what are her top tips for avoiding festive fall-out? This is just a very short snippet of the excellent advice video … Don’t get too tired. Say no. Do things that allow you to relax and avoid overwhelm. Blank out some nights for…

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alcohol-free christmas drinks

Christmas is a time when we want to treat ourselves. However, for those of us moderating or cutting out the booze, alcohol is not a treat. So what should we be filling our glasses with instead? Here is a list of some of our favourite extra special drinks, to help give your Christmas a bit…

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Saying no to a drink

Drinking is not compulsory, and if you’ve decided that alcohol isn’t for you this Christmas, that’s okay. Here are a few of our top tips on saying no to a drink to get you through, whether you are moderating or going alcohol-free. Our top tips and tricks 1 Make an excuse As much as honesty…

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Driver's Punch

How to make a Drivers Punch 100g cranberries (get the fresh or but them already frozen) 100ml cranberry juice 500ml blood orange juice juice of 1 lime mint sprigs 600ml sparkling apple juice drink thin wedges of lime and orange to be fancy orange Put the cranberries into a medium size, rigid freezer container, cover with water (by…

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Christmas Drinks

In this week’s webinar, Laura shares her thoughts on how finding new drinks can be a great distraction. Taking the time to find something special for your Christmas is worth doing! She covers how your tastes and perception change now you are not drinking: How finding something special is worth the effort What is the difference…

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