How to Change Your Drinking

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Changing your drinking starts with changing your drink.

Whether you want to cut down, stop for a bit or quit drinking altogether, there’s a world of low and no alcohol drinks that can help you change your drinking, your way. In Club Soda, we’re passionate about alcohol-free drinks, and this three-day course is an introduction to the world of mindful drinking.

Best of all, it’s completely free.

Discover how to change your drinking

Changing your drinking can feel daunting, but How to Change Your Drinking will get you started with some simple and easy steps. You’ll get access to our exclusive and comprehensive self-assessment survey, with personalised feedback on your drinking habits. If you want to understand your drinking, and begin to make changes, How to Change Your Drinking is the place to start.

Over the three days of the course, you’ll learn about alcohol-free drinks and how they can help you change your drinking habits, tackle cravings and build a better social life. You’ll also get a crash course in mindful drinking, discovering the basic skills you need to pay attention to your drinking habits, triggers and cravings.

If you’ve been struggling with problem drinking, worried you’re an alcoholic or are just curious about alcohol-free drinks, How to Change Your Drinking is for you.

Change your drink and take a break

The next three days are a great opportunity to take a break from drinking. Taking regular breaks is good for you, and it gives you some time and space to think about your drinking. You might even discover some new favourite alcohol-free drinks.

Taking a complete break isn’t for everyone though. Stopping drinking suddenly can be dangerous if you are physically dependent on alcohol. If that’s you, you can still do this course, but you’ll want to cut down gradually instead.

What other people say about Club Soda’s courses

How to Change Your Drinking is just the beginning of the journey. Club Soda can help you change your drinking, your way. So we’ll also invite you to join one of our month-long courses:

  • How to Drink Mindfully if you want to cut down your drinking and experiment with changing your drinking, your way
  • How to Drink Mindfully AF if you want to take a month off drinking to reset, refresh and review your relationship with alcohol.

Beyond How to Change Your Drinking, committing to a month of change could make a real difference. This is what other people say about Club Soda and our courses.

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What you’ll get

How to Change Your Drinking is completely free three-day introduction, and gives you:

  • Personalised feedback on your drinking habits
  • Three days of thought-provoking online learning materials
  • Daily motivational email reminders
  • Discounts and offers on alcohol-free drinks

The small(ish) print

Is there any reason I shouldn’t do the course?

You must not stop drinking suddenly if you think you are physically dependent on alcohol. If you complete the survey at the beginning of the course, we’ll give you personalised feedback on your drinking habits to help you assess your risk, so you can decide how you want to proceed.

However, How to Change Your Drinking is not a substitute for medical advice. If you are concerned that you might be physically dependent on alcohol, talk to your doctor. And if you experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms at any point during the course, you must seek medical help.

When will the course start?

You can join this course at any time. Just follow the links to enrol for free. We’ll email you a receipt and a welcome message so you’ll know you’re signed up.

Once you’re enrolled, you’ll find the course materials on this page. If you don’t see them, our website might have logged you out. Just log in to start your course.

If you can’t log in or you don’t receive any emails from us, please check your spam folder first. And if you still can’t find the email, please get in touch and we’ll look into it.

How does the course work?

All the course materials for How to Change Your Drinking are hosted on a secure and private part of our website. The course is divided into 3 days, and a new day is released for you every 24 hours.

Do I have to sign up for a month-long course?

You don’t, though we hope you will! You can learn some valuable things in three days, but long-term change takes practice. Our month-long courses also give the opportunity to connect with other people who are changing their drinking, because we know that the support and encouragement of others can make all the difference.

If you want to progress to either of our month-long courses, you can do that at any time. How to Change Your Drinking is free, and there’s nothing to pay until you upgrade.

What about emails?

You’ll receive a motivational reminder email each day to let you know that new course material is available for you. To get these emails, you need to be subscribed to our weekly newsletter – we use the same system to send them. You can subscribe when you enrol in the course or sign up to the email newsletter here.

Who’s behind the course?

How to Change Your Drinking has been developed by Dru Jaeger, one of the co-founders of Club Soda and the author of How to Be a Mindful Drinker. Dru is a writer, researcher, facilitator and coach with more than a decade of experience in healthcare policy – and he’s a mindful drinker who drinks little and occasionally. The course also draws on Club Soda’s research into the experiences of our members who have changed their drinking

And finally…

While we make every effort to run this course as advertised, we reserve the right to change the course content if necessary. We also reserve the right to suspend any member who does not keep to our Club rules and terms and conditions.