I have now been a month alcohol-free – the longest I’ve ever been without a drink. Yay! To celebrate, I thought I would share the good, the bad, and the I’m still deciding. The Good Disco Baths: At wine o’clock each night I hop into the bath with bath bombs (getting expensive but still cheaper…

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Fear is a Liar graffiti

The discomfort of resisting drinking can sometimes be hard. You have to ride the discomfort and know it won’t kill you. Focusing on your gains, however small, can help. Member Joanna started a thread on just this topic. Here are her and Diane’s contributions. Things I love about not drinking I wrote a list of…

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Club Soda Writers Circle

A Club Soda member writes a letter to alcohol – how it has made them feel over time, and why now it is time for her to quit drinking, and say goodbye to alcohol. (In my research into quitting alcohol over the past months, I came across a site which advised writing a letter to…

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Sipping The Booze Away

Sipping The Booze Away – Jon’s scientific method of quitting alcohol Club Soda member Jon shares his “scientific method” of slowly cutting down alcohol with the aim of quitting completely, and some creative hints and tips on how to do it. Background My last AF (alcohol-free) period lasted a few months about 10 years ago.…

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No good reason graffiti

Club Soda member Jill has been reflecting on her relationship with alcohol after 100 days without touching a drop. Farewell alcohol Well I have been reflecting on my relationship with alcohol since being alcohol free. I used to think alcohol was my friend, my therapist, my relaxer, my comforter. Alcohol was my release, yes why…

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In today’s guest blog, our friends from Blenheim explain the new UK recommended alcohol guidelines and what they mean for you. Navigating alcohol units is something that we haven’t all quite mastered. With such a variety of drinks on offer it’s easy to get confused – however, keeping track of how much you’re drinking can…

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Julian Kirkman-Page is an old friend of Club Soda and the author of many books, including I Don’t Drink! How to Quit Alcohol and One Less for the Road – Is there Life after Alcohol? Today, he shares his thoughts on excessive drinking habits. This article originally appeared on Julian’s I Don’t Drink website. In…

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Club Soda Expert Louise Rowlinson

This guest blog is by Louise Rowlinson, who writes a regular blog at A hangover free life about her life after quitting alcohol. Among her many accomplishments, she is a public health nurse, psychology graduate, and creator of an online course to cut down your drinking. Drinking guilt and its big brother shame When I…

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