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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Annie Grace Stress Alcohol

Our old friend Annie Grace did a guest webinar for us, on the topic of stress and drinking. Stress and changing your drinking If you believe that alcohol can relieve stress, it can undermine your commitment to changing your drinking. Why as a society do we believe that alcohol relieves stress? There is actually no…

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Harriet's sober tips

Club Soda expert member Harriet’s sober tips are based on her 14 years alcohol-free. On this week’s guest webinar, she shares her story, and answers questions from the Club Soda community. Her topics are: 1. Moderation vs complete sobriety 2. Drinking triggers 3. Handling your inner critic 4. Cravings 5. Dealing with social situations 6. How long it…

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Four years sober You would think that after nearly four years sober the desire to have an alcoholic drink would have gone away, sitting in a bar must be easy, I have mastered the art of being sober. I wish I could say that to you. But the last few months have been a struggle.…

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Glasses of Water

  Avoiding drinking at home So we’ve looked at how to turn down a drink and how to party sober, but what we haven’t looked at is how to avoid drinking when you’re at home. The pitfalls involved with drinking at home can be quite different from those you experience if you’re on a night…

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Lara Croft navigating pitfalls

This post was written by Helen O’Connor, who is leading our MOB programme. Pitfalls when planning not to drink When we are trying to act in ways that are different to our usual routines and responses (like not drinking when we usually do), there are many ways we might be distracted from our new plan…

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Cravings

Today’s guest blogger is Debbie Bannigan, CEO of Swanswell, a national recovery charity that believes in a society free from problem alcohol and drug use. She talks about the inner Cravings Monster, and tips on how to beat it. You’ll also find details of their confidential and supportive over the phone service, which we highly recommend.…

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Vitamins and minerals to support you when stopping drinking

Our Expert Member Louise runs our How to Quit workshop. Here she provides advice about what vitamins and minerals may help you prepare for cutting down on booze! The toll alcohol takes on the body Having nursed alcoholics I know what a toll alcohol takes on the body physically, so before I stopped I wanted…

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