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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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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How to change your drinking – tips and tricks This post has some general ideas, tips and tricks on how to change your drinking, whether you want to cut down, stop for a bit, or quit completely. Many are very simple – why not try some of them out, and see what works for you!…

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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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Excessive drinking habits 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…

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Laura Old Social Media Pic

These are our 10 quick ways to start your Sober Sprint or Month Off Booze – 30 days without alcohol. Change your social media profile. Do you say you’re a “wine lover”? Or a “real ale enthusiast”? Is your profile pic you holding a cocktail? Is that how you want to present yourself to the outside…

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Eveything In Moderation, Except Awesome

How can I moderate my drinking? One of the things we most often get asked about is ‘how can I moderate my drinking?’ So we thought we’d compile this ultimate guide to cutting down and to a more moderate life. What kind of drinker are you? People drink alcohol for many different reasons, and in…

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Cravings

Today’s guest blogger is Debbie Bannigan, CEO of Swanswell, a national recovery charity that believes in a society free from problem alcohol and drug use. She talks about the inner Cravings Monster, and tips on how to beat it. You’ll also find details of their confidential and supportive over the phone service, which we highly recommend.…

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Alcohol makes stopping hard Despite my best efforts I could not stop at one. Which is part of the reason why moderation can be so hard for some people like me. But it’s not a surprise that it is hard. Alcohol itself makes stopping after one drink harder. One thing useful to know – whether…

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