SoberPunks says - stop dreaming, start doing

Jonathan quit drinking in September 2015. He has since replaced alcohol with running, climbing, and writing. These are some of his thoughts from his SoberPunks blog, which he launched in 2016 to mark his first year of sobriety. The start of something Since going sober, I’ve ingested a metric fucktonne of information about quitting drinking. I’ve…

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Alcohol and Identity

A big part of our personal identity is tied up with our drinking habits. Partly because culturally drinking is a big part of our history and conversation, but also because when we drink more than we want, we find ways of normalising our drinking behaviours and embedding them in our identity. The good news is…

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Bars and Pubs Ideas for Non Drinkers

Big drinker, big ideas As a big drinker I was full of ideas. Big ones. They would change the world. If only I could have remembered them in the morning. Mind you, the few I could recollect were often, well, shit on second reading! So our co-design workshop last Saturday was like a light bulb…

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Matt Chittock - Club Soda Member

Club Soda member and writer Matt Chittock shares his internal dialogue at the end of a stressful day, and how he has had to reassess the way he uses alcohol as a reward. But what does he do instead? Stress, alcohol and rewards After a tough day at the laptop, or eight hours of childcare, a stiff gin…

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