‘Maturing out’ as normative standard: qualitative interviews with young adult drinkers

@inproceedings{Jrvinen2019MaturingOA,
  title={‘Maturing out’ as normative standard: qualitative interviews with young adult drinkers},
  author={Margaretha J{\"a}rvinen and Louise H{\o}yer Bom},
  year={2019}
}
ABSTRACTFramed within a life-course perspective, this paper analyses the contents of the phenomenon ‘maturing out’ of adolescent drinking. We identify five dimensions of change that young adults’ drinking habits are expected to undergo when they reach their mid-twenties: using alcohol to maintain and develop existing relationships instead of building new relationships; drinking in differentiated ways instead of always to get drunk; controlling one’s intoxication instead of transgressing limits… CONTINUE READING