elephant in joy

Getting a grip on your drinking is a great feeling, and one that can carry a huge sense of achievement. More than just giving up booze, you are proving your resilience and determination by changing a deeply ingrained aspect of your lifestyle. It’s surprising what else can change when you stop drinking – so here…

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The Wine Witch

The Tales of the Wine Witch Once upon a time, in a land far, far away from the bustling streets and hipster beards of East London, there existed a jagged, bottle-shaped castle. In it, lived an evil specimen of a woman. Her frame was tall and gangly, her hair was long and straggly, and her…

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Big Drop Brewing Co. Citrus Pale Ale beer

Big Drop Brewing Co. Big Drop Brewing Co. has done it again, this time producing a delicious citrus pale ale to accompany their already popular Chocolate Milk Stout. The brand new 0.5% ABV beer is currently in the process of being bottled, labelled and packaged. Fortunately, owner Rob Fink had time to give Club Soda a…

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Change the world at 100 days sober

How I Would Change the World at 100 Days Sober Club Soda member Kim continues her alcohol-free journey. In today’s guest article, she shares her ideas for a “quit drinking starter pack”, and plans how she would change the world at 100 days sober. I am 99 days AF today. From my experience I have…

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Living in an alcoholcentric society

To Drink or Not to Drink? Club Soda member Adrian talks about how hard it is to quit the booze in an alcoholcentric society, where we are encouraged to drink at every turn. Living in an alcoholcentric society Through general conversation, I have noticed that those who choose not to drink are often viewed as…

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Polly Vernon inspirational woman

Inspirational Sober Women One of the reasons I give for not drinking is that ‘I like to be a pain to people who think they know best’. That is easier to do with energy and a clear head. If you are ambitious, alcohol can not only hinder your efforts but also discredit them. So we…

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Dry Months Explained

Club Soda member Helen did three different dry months, and is now alcohol-free and living life in glorious technicolour. You can do your own dry month at any time, whether it’s this March or even going booze-free for the 40 days of Lent. For help, expert advice and tips, check out our online Sober Sprint programme. There…

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City drinking culture

Sam works in the City of London for an insurance company, and is three years sober – a rare species, but one that appears to be growing stealthily. In the light of the Lloyd’s of London lunchtime drinking ban, here is her take on the City drinking culture, and the repercussions of alcohol in a…

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Change and Optimism

Change is hard work, but it is much easier if you can engineer a dose of optimism. In this webinar Laura shares her very bad week and introduces you to The Kubler-Ross Change Curve to explore the stages and journey of changing your drinking, and discusses how your internal saboteur keeps you downbeat. You need to strive for optimism.…

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Rae Ritchie 740 days sober

This article is the first of a selection of guest blogs by Club Soda members who have volunteered to provide valuable insights into their own experiences of going alcohol-free. As well as a Club Soda member, Rae Ritchie, now over 740 days sober, is a widely published freelance writer on topics including fashion, beauty, mental health and…

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