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Becoming Safe, Legal, Mature, Moderate, and Self-Reflexive: Trajectories of Drinking and Abstinence among Young People
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0856-9854
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Public Health Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2473-6330
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2593-1931
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Criminology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8923-0870
2022 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 19, no 6, article id 3591Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years, a vast body of research has investigated trends of declining alcohol consumption among youths. However, the extent to which restrictive-youth approaches towards drinking are maintained into adulthood is unclear. The aim of this study is to explore how young people’s relation to alcohol changes over time. Our data are based on longitudinal qualitative in-depth interviews with 28 participants aged 15 to 23 conducted over the course of three years (2017–2019). The study draws on assemblage thinking by analysing to what kinds of heterogeneous elements young people’s drinking and abstinence are related and what kinds of transformations they undergo when they get older. Five trajectories were identified as influential. Alcohol was transformed from unsafe to safe assemblages, from illegal to legal drinking assemblages, from performance-orientated to enjoyment-orientated assemblages, and from immature to mature assemblages. These trajectories moved alcohol consumption towards moderate drinking. Moreover, abstinence was transformed from authoritarian assemblages into self-reflexive assemblages. Self-control, responsibility, and performance orientation were important mediators in all five trajectories. As the sober generation grows older, they will likely start to drink at more moderate levels than previous generations.

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2022. Vol. 19, no 6, article id 3591
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youth, alcohol, abstinence, qualitative longitudinal data, actant, assemblage, trajectory, chains of translation
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Sociology Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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Public Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-202994DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19063591ISI: 000775312400001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85126477826OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-202994DiVA, id: diva2:1646031
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-00313Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2020-00457Available from: 2022-03-21 Created: 2022-03-21 Last updated: 2022-10-20Bibliographically approved

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