Club Soda joining goals

From the very beginning of Club Soda three years ago, we’ve always said that we are never going to tell anyone what their goals should be. So whether you wanted to cut down on your drinking habits, or quit alcohol completely, you would be welcome at Club Soda. And regardless of your goals, we would…

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Kim's first sober birthday

Our old friend Kim is back with another report of her sober journey, and she just had a birthday – her first sober one for a while. Read on to hear how it went! First sober birthday It’s my birthday on Sunday and I’ve been feeling really pissed off about the whole thing. Pissed off…

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Planning sober night

Planning a sober night out, it can be hard right? We set off with certain intentions, and it all sort of backfires. Either we end up drinking when we initially wanted not to, or we spend the evening bargaining with ourselves on how much to drink, just to drink more than we intended… If there’s one…

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After a few months of successfully changing your drinking patterns, you might still find yourself plagued by that little voice of self-doubt that wonders why you did it in the first place. Club Soda member Helen wrote us a great piece that demonstrates a really useful exercise for times like this, and her “30 reasons…

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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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Aperol Spritz glass

This summer’s new drink is an Aperol Spritz. But the good news is this is one of the easiest alcoholic drinks to fake without losing the taste. We tell you how to make a low or no alcohol version. Low alcohol version – Aperol Spritz I went to Venice last spring. It was gorgeous, I ate…

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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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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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