Christmas survival kit treats

You deserve to have the Christmas you want. In all the madness of caring for others, don’t forget to plan for you – yourself. Knowing what actions you will take to certain triggers will mean that you are primed and ready to bat back any discomfort coming your way. And make sure you build your…

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How Julian got to 1500 days sober

City worker Julian Kirkman-Page is a good friend of Club Soda, and has recently notched up a milestone. 1500 days sober. In this webinar Julian shares his story of going sober. How bad his drinking was. How he stopped and how he stayed that way. Health was a motivating factor Julian has talked before about…

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looking back at five months sober

Five months ago, Kim quit the booze and hung up her chemical suit. The other day, she was looking back at a blog she wrote in her third alcohol-free month, when she was frustrated that benefits were becoming less obvious. Turns out that since then, she has completely changed her mindset and began to enjoy…

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Joys of sober parenting

Mothers’ Day is about treasuring the people closest to you, and appreciating their roles in our lives. So we are sharing two moments from Club Soda members when mothers were happy they had changed their relationship with alcohol, and discovered the joys of being present. The first is a letter from a daughter to a mother, a second…

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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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Dance of Intimacy book

A Woman’s Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships In the Dance of Intimacy, Dr Harriet Lerner outlines the steps to strengthen good relationships and heal difficult ones. She teaches us about the specific changes we can make to achieve a more solid sense of self and a more intimate connectedness with others. Combining…

The Dance of Intimacy
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Dealing With Partner Who Didn’t Quit Alcohol

Lee Davy is the creator of Needy Helper, host of The Alcohol and Addiction Podcast, an effective altruist, and author of Needy Helper 2015 Diary Excerpts. As a Transformational Coach, Lee helps people better themselves by coaching them to recreate their life story into one they are passionate about living. His platforms are used to…

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When your partner drinks

Relationships are difficult whether you are drinking or not, and even more so when your partner drinks and you’re trying not to. Your changing relationship with alcohol may challenge those closest to you, or even expose how much of the time you spend with intimate partners is alcohol fuelled. Dealing with this rather than sulking…

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