Common myths about alcohol you need to dispel

So many myths about drinking There are so many myths about alcohol that we ran out of time the last time we talked about them… And this list gets ever longer. We did a workshop last week, and between the group we came up with another dozen. We often don’t notice the social, family, group…

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Why socialising sober is important

When you first start changing your drinking, socialising sober may not be the most important thing on your mind. Change takes time and some steely grit and determination. Yes you need to hunker down, focus on your goal and change a few things. But it is important not to take away human connection and joy.…

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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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motivation at christmas

As we head towards Christmas – a trigger season for us all – Laura talks about motivation at Christmas Carrot or stick? What motivates you best? Are you more motivated by what you might lose by giving up a drink, or the consequences of not changing? For some, it is the extrinsic motivation (doing something because of…

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Preparing for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas In this webinar Laura covers preparing for Christmas, especially if you want it to be your first sober one, or a less boozy one than your previous holidays. First, start by reflecting on Christmas’s past and think about what you want this Christmas to be. Then be creative and discover how to shake…

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15 tips for the struggling quitter

As we always say, we love hearing from Club Soda members about how their journey is going. One of our members, Rachel, recently reached the 100 day mark, and shared her success with everyone on our private Facebook group page, writing: “….I remember reading others’ success stories and thinking I would never make 100 days.…

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Lacking Motivation

Lacking Motivation? Reflecting on the R’s Recognise. Reflect. Review. Retune. Re-plan. Ritual. Realign. Read. Reward. Rebel. In this week’s webinar Laura talks about motivation: What is it really? Are you lacking it? How can you get more of it? Learn more about the tips and tricks for boosting your motivation when moderating drinking and going…

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Fear of losing

I’ve been having a lot of drinking dreams lately, where I’ve woken up having dreamt that I had gotten completely wasted, dreaming I had said something, done something, lost things. The list goes on. Feeling uncontrollable, embarrassing, shameful. And then, waking up, suddenly, mostly afraid, to slowly realise: No, it didn’t happen. And it’s okay.…

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Best things about being alcohol-free

The best things about being alcohol-free It’s coming up to the end of Sober October, and whatever stage you’re at in your own journey, hopefully going alcohol-free has made you feel happier and healthier. Whether you’re just moderating or have cut out alcohol altogether, we’ve been thinking about what keeps you going through the difficult bits.…

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Fear is a Liar graffiti

Resisting drinking alcohol – focusing on the gains 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…

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