Interviews with women in early sobriety 2019

Nicholls, Emily (2020). Interviews with women in early sobriety 2019. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Service. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-854061

This data collection comprises 17 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with women in the UK who self-define as former 'moderate to heavy' drinkers and have been sober for 5-23 months. The interviews explore women's journeys to sobriety, exploring past, present and future alongside women's changing relationships with themselves and others. Strategies for 'success' in early sobriety are also shared. The project sought to examine the ways in which women narrate and frame their journeys to sobriety.

Data description (abstract)

This dataset consists of 17 transcripts of semi-structured, in-depth interviews with women in 'early sobriety' (stopped drinking between 5 months and 2 years ago) in the UK. The research examines these former self-defined 'moderate to heavy' drinkers' experiences of stopping drinking, encouraging them to tell a story of their 'drinking pasts', 'sober present' and 'imagined futures'. The interviews cover experiences and motivations, strategies for sobriety, disclosure and relationships, and lifestyle changes. There is also a focus on the ways in which identities change in sobriety.

Data creators:
Creator NameEmailAffiliationORCID (as URL)
Nicholls, Emilyemily.nicholls@port.ac.ukUniversity of PortsmouthUnspecified
Sponsors: University of Portsmouth
Topic classification: Health
Society and culture
Keywords: GENDER, WOMEN, ALCOHOLISM, ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, ALCOHOL USE, LIFESTYLE AND BEHAVIOUR, LIFESTYLE AND HEALTH, IDENTITY
Project title: Sobriety Stories
Grant holders: Emily Nicholls
Project dates:
FromTo
1 December 201831 December 2019
Date published: 19 Feb 2020 14:26
Last modified: 19 Feb 2020 14:26

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