Dry January benefits, good or bad for you, tips and fundraising ideas

You might remember that back in October I conducted this interview with four people who were taking part in Sober October, to find out how doing a Sober Sprint (giving up drinking alcohol for a short period of time) affected them, and whether it was likely to change their drinking habits in the long run. Well, I…

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Cope with January without boozing

Whether you’re doing Dry January for a month, have gone alcohol-free, are drinking mindfully or just sober-curious, we list 12 fun, fulfilling and meaningful things to spend your time doing to cope with January, instead of boozing. 1. Find new friends See the New Year as an opportunity to expand your friendship pool. There is…

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Dry Months Explained

Club Soda member Helen did three different dry months, and is now alcohol-free and living life in glorious technicolour. You can do your own dry month at any time, whether it’s this March or even going booze-free for the 40 days of Lent. For help, expert advice and tips, check out our online Sober Sprint programme. There…

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Rae Ritchie 740 days sober

This article is the first of a selection of guest blogs by Club Soda members who have volunteered to provide valuable insights into their own experiences of going alcohol-free. As well as a Club Soda member, Rae Ritchie, now over 740 days sober, is a widely published freelance writer on topics including fashion, beauty, mental health and…

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End of Dry January

Psychologist Helen O’Connor talks about what you learnt during Dry January and what to do next. Whether your goal is to extend your sober sprint, drink more mindfully, or go alcohol-free, Helen takes you through the options. * Note: Helen will talk about moderation and so this webinar may not be suitable for those still…

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Dry January

Dry January is now definitely a “thing”. Doctors have long recommended alcohol drinkers to take occasional sober sprints for health reasons. In the UK a sober January has also become a big fundraising event, with Alcohol Concern and Cancer Research running major campaigns each year, and thousands of people signing up to raise funds for…

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Month Off Booze programme

You will often hear us and our members talk about Club Soda’s two online programmes to moderate or quit alcohol: “The MOB” (Month Off Booze) and “8 Weeks to Change Your Drinking”. We designed them both based on the feedback from you – our community. You said you wanted daily advice and tips, something to…

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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 month,…

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