Kim's Story: pity

Our member Kim continues her sober journey, and has no need for anybody’s pity. “Pity you so much” Just been to yet another birthday party lunch. Over the meal for 20 odd people, a mate told me loudly across the table: “Don’t take this the wrong way, but I pity you so much.” She continued…

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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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Party sober

This week there has been lots of chatter in the Club Soda community about dealing with first parties sober – feeling too sensible and awkward. Laura pulls no punches this week and suggests that most of what we think about partying sober is myth – distorted by our relationship with alcohol. There was a time…

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Carwyn on love life & booze

In this week’s webinar, “Life, love, and booze”, Laura was in conversation with fellow Club Soda member Carwyn from Wales. He popped in to say hello after running the Royal Parks Half Marathon. In this webinar he told his story: Why he decided to knock drinking on the head and the discoveries he has made…

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Being alone and loneliness

Not to get existentialist about it, but the reality is that we are alone! It is why we seek out companionships, relationships and other human connections. It is as important to humans as water and food. But often we drink because we feel lonely. If you take booze out of your life you can begin to…

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Laura drink

I hope your weekend was awesome. This weekend we started something new to help you plan the week ahead: our alcohol questions webinar. Every Sunday evening we are doing a live webinar on the Facebook Group. We will share it here with you on Mondays. So if you have a question you want me to…

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Stay Sober at Festivals

Festival season is fast approaching, striking equal measures of fear and excitement into the general public. Often a difficult period to navigate for non-drinkers, here are Emma Hill’s top five ways to stay sober at festivals to get you through and ensure you have a great time! Encourage yourself Not drinking doesn’t mean missing out.…

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Enjoying a festival sober

Being sober at a festival Being searched I’d forgotten about sniffer dogs. Strolling into Victoria Park last Sunday, my annoyance peaked pretty quickly when a security guard pulled me aside as part of a line-up. And while I knew I didn’t have drugs, I couldn’t help but think…. do I? It sets the tone, when…

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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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