Voices of Temporary Sobriety - A Diary Study of an Alcohol-Free Month in Hungary.


:Background: Temporary abstinence from alcohol as a challenge could support self-knowledge, self-care, and health consciousness in several ways. Objectives: The present study explored Dry November participants' personal experiences and coping strategies during a one-month abstinence period. The research is embedded in the Hungarian context of drinking habits, culture, society, and alcohol policy. Methods: This qualitative study comprised the thematic analysis of 23 participants' diaries, reported twice a week for 30 days (in November 2017), to identify and understand the common experiences of temporary sobriety. Results: Three main themes emerged from the analysis: challenge, community, and relationship toward alcohol and abstinence. Results showed that there are no categorical differences between successful and non-successful participants. Conclusions: The present research demonstrated that during the challenge, rather than simply saying 'no' to alcohol, participants utilized other refusal strategies to avoid social confrontation.


Subst Use Misuse


Substance use & misuse


Pados E,Kovács A,Kiss D,Kassai S,Kapitány-Fövény M,Dávid F,Karsai S,Terebessy A,Demetrovics Z,Griffiths MD,Rácz J




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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Substance use & misuse

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    pub_type: 历史文章,杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 历史文章,杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2017-08-24 00:00:00

  • Perception and consumption of alcohol among the immigrant population from Latin America in Valencia region (Spain).

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2010-12-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Substance use & misuse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Substance use & misuse

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2001-07-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


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    更新日期:2019-01-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Patock-Peckham JA,Walters KJ,Mehok LE,Leeman RF,Ruof AK,Filson Moses J

    更新日期:2019-01-01 00:00:00

  • Factors Associated with Cessation or Reduction of Methamphetamine Use among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (gbMSM) in Vancouver Canada.

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    journal_title:Substance use & misuse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cheng B,Sang JM,Cui Z,Bacani N,Armstrong HL,Zhu J,Elefante J,Olarewaju G,Card KG,Blackwell E,Lachowsky NJ,Hogg RS,Roth EA,Moore DM

    更新日期:2020-01-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Substance use & misuse

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2009-01-01 00:00:00