Staying in the 'sweet spot': A resilience-based analysis of the lived experience of low-risk drinking and abstention among British youth
Rebecca Graber, Richard de Visser, Charles Abraham, Anjum Memon, Angie Hart, Kate Hunt
Psychology and Health: an international journal | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand how and why young people drink less or not at all when with their peers. Understanding the subjective experiences of moderate or non-drinkers may help identify protective processes facilitating resilience to cultural norm and influences that encourage excessive alcohol consumption among young people. DESIGN: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 25 moderate- or non-drinkers aged 17-25 years (13 young women) living in South East England. Interviews explored recent experiences of social situations and encounters that did or did not involve alcohol. Transcripts were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. RESULTS: Anal..View full abstract
Awarded by European Foundation for Alcohol Research
Awarded by Economic and Social Research Council
Awarded by Medical Research Council
This work was supported by the European Foundation for Alcohol Research under Grant 11 11.