Turn your life around parkrun

Club Soda member and parkrun UK volunteer Tamara shares her story of addiction followed by recovery, using exercise and fitness for motivation and being part of a community. Writing to recover I feel pretty nervous sharing this but, with gratitude, am compelled to write a bit about me and what parkrun has done for me. Being…

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Practicing gratefulness

What are you grateful for today? A little while ago, a Club Soda member on our private Facebook group prompted others by asking, “What are you grateful for today?” It was a bleak, wintery Monday morning, and as November well and truly settles in, it felt like a little beam of light. It would be easy…

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Planning sober night

Planning sober nights out 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…

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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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What to do post-MOB? This week’s webinar was run by Club Soda expert member Helen O’Connor and was a stream of consciousness romp through various post-MOB (Month Off Booze) issues: what to do after stopping drinking for a bit? Here are a handful of the issues she covered. (“AF” is short for “alcohol-free” by the way!)…

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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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When your partner drinks

Relationships are difficult whether you are drinking or not, and even more so when your partner drinks and you’re trying not to. Your changing relationship with alcohol may challenge those closest to you, or even expose how much of the time you spend with intimate partners is alcohol fuelled. Dealing with this rather than sulking…

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Swanswell phone support

Are you trying to cut down your drinking? Get personalised, one-to-one support over the phone to help you reduce your drinking and live a healthier life. Talk to an expert from our award-winning services at a time that’s convenient for you. Are you: tired of waking up feeling rubbish and hungover? done with the working…

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Where to go for more help Does Club Soda work for everyone? We do know that Club Soda works for many people. We have already seen many people who have decided to quit, joined the club, and are now alcohol-free. Many others wanted to cut down, and are now successfully moderating their drinking. You can…

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Swanswell’s “Halve your drinking in a month” online course with videos and tools. Do you want to cut down your drinking in a simple and straightforward way? Halve your drinking in just one month with Swanswell’s online video course. Follow the course in the privacy of your own home Personalised one-to-one support over the phone…

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