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    Following the success of our recovery retreats, we are delighted to announce our first Family Retreat.
    Holidaying in recovery can be anxiety-provoking, which is why we have created a stunning safe and trigger-free environment to enjoy the usual holiday pleasures. Gorgeous Turkish sunshine, relaxing by the pool or the beach, excursions, boat trips, Turkish baths, spice markets dining out with family members and loved ones, in our gorgeous boutique retreat. 7-night packages include full-board accommodation (vegetarian) airport transfers NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS, NO SHARED ROOMS.
    Every day there will be a chance to check in with a therapist either as a group or on a one to one basis
    Facilitated by addictions specialist Lyn Kirby, we believe Azure can be that safe space where families can come together to heal and reconnect. Our Family Recovery Retreat will provide family members the opportunity, with both education and support, to begin their own journey of healing and recovery.
    A no alco-holiday that will leave you both relaxed, refreshed.
    For details please contact: info@azurewellnessretreat.com

  2. The Sober Experiment UK Tour – London

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    The Sober Experiment and a panel of special guests are coming to London! Simon Chapple, founder of Be Sober and author of The Sober Survival Guide, Mandy Manners, co-founder of Love Sober and co-presenter of the Love Sober Podcast, Sober Dave, motivational speaker and sober lifestyle advocate, and William Porter, author of Alcohol Explained and Alcohol Explained 2, Join us for food, drinks, workshop, and a mocktail masterclass.

    We are pleased to host our first London event at Redemption Notting Hill, for everyone who is sober or sober curious and we can’t wait to meet you!

    Sponsored by V.I.B.E 100% free spirit

  3. Holidays, #febfast, Caleno, Blossom Rebels all in Podcast Episode 4

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    On this month’s Club Soda podcast we interview some great people about their ventures: Lauren from We Love Lucid on sober holidays, Freddie from Blossom Rebels, and Untoxicated and Soberhood in Australia.

    Vinney and Laura enjoy a Cloudwater Soda as they introduced this episode of our podcast. One of the flavours they try is the special soda designed for Bundobust, one of the top-rated venues on Club Soda Guide. It got lots of love!

    To listen you can find us on Apple, Spotify and Acast, you can use the audio player below, or right-click here to download Club Soda Podcast Episode 4 – February 2020.


    Over the last month, we have not only been busy with the festivalLyre’s, now available in Sainsbury’s supermarkets, must have broken the world record for alcohol-free espresso martinis. We launched our book How to Be A Mindful Drinker. We did lots of interviews including one with Claudia Winkleman on BBC Radio. We judged the South East Cocktail Competition for Binary Botanicals, and sat on a panel for a trade discussion with Imbibe magazine!

    At the end of the podcast, you will hear more about Laura’s story from the launch of our book at the amazing Phlox bookshop in Leytonstone, East London. We were really grateful to Square Root Soda, Shrb and Nirvana Brewery for coming along to the event and sharing their drinks and their stories too. As local producers, we think they should be in every venue in East London!

    Becky from Nirvana, Ed from Square Root Soda, Laura, and Mustafa from Shrb.

    Events across the UK

    Events coming up over the next month include our London Capital Ring Walk, a social in Liverpool, and our next one-day Workshop with Stephanie.

    In this podcast Stephanie Chivers also talks about her workshop ‘Stop Drinking, Start Living’. What to expect and how to make the most of thinking about your drinking!

    Blossom Rebels: a new weekly topic exchange to help you whilst you change your drinking

    We also talk to Freddie from Blossom Rebels. His new weekly Topic Exchange in London is for anyone who wants to get together with others also changing their drinking habits. Freddie shares his story and tells us why he set up this new group. 

    Are you doing #febfast?

    While we have just completed #DryJan in the UK, the Australians will be starting #FebFast. So we spoke to two Australians spearheading the mindful drinking movement down under – Faye from Untoxicated and Elaine Benson from Soberhood – about their journeys and top tips for Feb! 

    New venues on the Guide

    New venues on Club Soda Guide this month include Young’s pubs – a chain across London and the South East, and the awesome dudes at Pizza Pilgrims (going up as we speak!). Know a great venue near you? Nominate them on the Guide or pick up one of our Sober Hack Packs with cards you can leave at good and bad venues to give them a nudge! 

    Free Spirit?

    We caught with Ellie from Caleno at an event, and asked her about her alcohol-free spirit, and what is coming next for her amazing drink.

    The benefits of a sober holiday

    Finally, if you are not sure how to avoid a boozy holiday, Laura talked to Lauren from We Love Lucid, chatting over a Real Kombucha and Kolibri. Lauren runs great sober adventure holidays in the South of Spain. Look out for our joint Queers Without Beers trip this summer. 

    Note: Lyre’s, Nirvana, Shrb, Cloudwater, REal Kombucha, Kolibri, Caleno, Binary Botanicals are Club Soda drinks brand members. They have paid a fee to join as a member, but have no control over the content we write about them.

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