Stuart Elkington Dry Drinker

Stuart Elkington is a 44 year old Londoner who three years ago made the decision to to get healthy and change his drinking. At 5’11” (180 cm), Stuart used to weigh 238lbs (108kg) but has in three years dropped to 170lbs (77kg). He is a Project Investment Manager and the co-founder of drydrinker.com. For this blog,…

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Nights Out That Don’t Involve Booze

Change your drinking, keep a social life? Want to change your drinking but don’t want your social life to suffer? You don’t have to resigned yourself to spending weekend nights at home, hiding away from the call of after work drinks, and shuffling quickly past your local. Dropping the booze means you can enjoy some…

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Julian at 12 years old playing Army Julian at 12 years old playing Army

Julian Kirkman-Page, works in the City of London, is a keen member of Club Soda, and gave up alcohol forever two and half years ago. In his book ‘I Don’t Drink!’ he tells why and describes how he managed to quit drinking, and details the difference it has made to his life since. We first…

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Walking Boots For Distressing without Alcohol

Stress and relaxation without alcohol? Coming home from work stressed, or otherwise feeling a need to relax? We all know a stiff drink helps in the short term, but alcohol is not such a good idea in the longer term. So what could you do instead? Here are some ideas that work. 1. Eat food…

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Exercise, key to sobriety Movement, walking, dancing or exercise can be a way to nurture and strengthen yourself, and it becomes an important tool to help you change your drinking. As JR, a fellow Club Soda member, posted in the gym, exercise can help us all in different ways: “Exercise has been KEY to my sobriety.…

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A gym

We all know alcohol is basically empty calories, so if you have a fitness goal you will have to do an extra length in the pool, or a longer workout to burn them off. But alcohol can affect your exercise plans in other ways too – and not only in the universal truth that a…

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Club Soda Member Enjoying a Hangover Free Mindful Walk

Woken up with a hangover? Good morning. Did you have a nice day yesterday? Have you woken up with a hangover, after one too many sherries in front of the telly? Or did you spend a sober day cooped up with the family? Or are you just so stuffed with turkey you think you might…

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You are in charge of your own happiness

Planning for a successful social sober weekend I used to think I was happy with this great buzzing social life of mine. Out meeting great people most nights of the week. But the hangovers that followed were more than just the physical effects. There was the shame that I had drunk too much again. Then…

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