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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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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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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Transformation: life changes without alcohol

Club Soda member Kim shares her personal and moving story with us, and the many transformations she has undergone since stopping drinking ten months ago. From the last time she drank, to the journey of self-discovery since, she shares her shifting relationships with old friends, new friends and disco baths. On the 2nd December 2015…

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Fingers street art

Good luck – or something else? To start with I want you to know that when I say ‘we’ I mean Club Soda, Jussi and me. You may not have noticed, but we don’t say Good Luck often. I thought I would share why we have made a conscious decision not to use those two…

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Laura with Charles Kennedy

In all the ups and downs of changing our drinking habits, it can be hard to remember why it is we want to do this. We can focus on the pain, and not so much on the gain. It has taken me some time to fully realise the gains of not drinking. The biggest of which…

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Reading for sobriety

Can reading a book help you moderate or quit drinking? It was World Book Day yesterday. And our private Facebook group has gone all a flutter over This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol book by Annie Grace. This is no surprise. Good reviews from people we like and trust, in this case other members of Club…

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Make your own reality

Is it a myth? Or is moderation after excess and a history binge drinking actually possible? Claire explores her personal experience of learning to moderate her drinking. Moderation after excess I never thought I would get here. A few years ago, moderation was a concept that rolled around in my mouth at an uncomfortable angle.…

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