Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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