How not to miss out

We often worry that if we change our drinking we will feel we will miss out. The reality is that if you are looking to change your drinking habits, you have to accept that to make it happen more than just what you drink will change. Some changes may be temporary, some longer term. But…

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Scary Christmas

Christmas is a time of high anxiety for almost everyone. But if this is your first Christmas moderating your drinking habits or going alcohol-free, it is an especially challenging time of year. The good news is that if you can get through this significant ‘first’ with your goals intact, you can get through almost anything…

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Living in an alcoholcentric society

Club Soda member Adrian talks about how hard it is to quit the booze in an alcocentric society, where we are encouraged to drink at every turn. Living in an alcocentric society Through general conversation, I have noticed that those who choose not to drink are often viewed as ‘broken’. Of course, this is not…

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Christmas FOMO - Party Sober

If you are trying to keep to a drinking goal this Christmas, then you are going to have to be strong! Christmas FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) does not have to creep in. If you are moderating, you may find it tough to stick to the days you have nominated as your non-drinking days, as…

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FOMO, the fear of missing out

FOMO means the Fear Of Missing Out. I am passionate that given time you will find new ways to connect with others and be social without drinking or drinking as much. But for a while your social life may feel a little stunted. It does take time get into the swing of socialising in different…

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Dealing with FOMO

Psychologist Helen O’Connor shares with all Club Soda members her tips on dealing with FOMO – the Fear Of Missing Out! Missing out by not drinking? Depending on what kind of drinker you are, you might feel a particular sense of discomfort about missing out on experiences that everyone else is having when you change…

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Vomiting Barbie

Alcohol and emotional maturity This week, as I sat down to write this blog, I was coming up a little bit…blank. It’s not like I don’t have a ton of advice for my younger self. I do. Like…. (1) don’t ever get bangs, (2) you’ll never learn to walk in heels and (3) stop being…

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