The Next Round: What happens after you change your drinking?
We want Club Soda to be a supportive place that welcomes everyone. To make sure this is the case, please follow these rules.
Our full Terms and Conditions should be read by every member (you are bound by them even if you haven’t read them). They cover everything to do with your interactions with Club Soda and other Club Soda members.
These rules apply to our online spaces, like Telegram or Zoom calls. We apply similar principles in real-world settings, such as our Tasting Room and at events.
1: Always speak to your doctor
If you’re worried about the impact of your drinking on your health, talk to your doctor. Don’t stop drinking suddenly if you’re physically dependent on alcohol, and seek help if you experience withdrawal symptoms. Nobody in Club Soda is qualified to give you medical advice, so we don’t allow discussion of medication.
2: Respect other people’s choices
Club Soda welcomes everyone who is drinking less or not at all. So it’s important to recognise that your post could be triggering for other people. Don’t share pictures of alcohol or stories that glamorise or celebrate drinking, as we will remove them. Pictures and recommendations of alcohol-free drinks are welcome.
3: Be kind and supportive
We want our spaces to be inclusive for everyone. If you can’t respond kindly, just move on. We have zero tolerance for bullying, degrading and disrespectful behaviour, including in private messages between members. We will remove and ban anyone who makes our spaces unsafe for others.
4: Respect other people’s privacy
Our online spaces are private, and can only be accessed by other Club Soda members and invited guests. You must not reveal that someone is a member of Club Soda. You are responsible for your own privacy, and you must respect other Club Soda members’ confidentiality too, even if you meet them in real life.
5: Don’t share low-effort content
In Club Soda, we love it when you share your experiences of changing your drinking, at whatever stage you’re at. Long-term success stories can be especially inspiring to others. So if you decide to share some inspiration you’ve found elsewhere, tell us why it matters to you. We may remove memes and other low-effort content.
6: Suicidal posts will be removed immediately
We remove and follow up on these posts to help ensure people are safe. Suicidal posts create a sense of panic and can trigger people, and might result in unsolicited contact attempts. Club Soda is a member of Zero Suicide Alliance, and we take your mental health seriously.
7: No promotion of yourself or anyone else
Club Soda is not the place to build your business. Don’t promote products or services in our spaces, even if you think it will help other people. Unauthorised links, for example to Facebook groups, blogs, events, coaching and courses, will be removed and you may be banned.
8: Respect our decisions
We will take any action we think is necessary to keep our spaces safe and happy, including turning off comments, deleting posts, and removing members. Our decisions are final.
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