“Here's to a Night of Drunken Mistakes”: Exploring Experiences, Regrets, and Optimism in Young Adult Drinkers

  title={“Here's to a Night of Drunken Mistakes”: Exploring Experiences, Regrets, and Optimism in Young Adult Drinkers},
  author={Emma Louise Davies and Mary Sissons Joshi},
  journal={Substance Use \& Misuse},
  pages={2174 - 2183}
ABSTRACT Background: Studies exploring “anticipated regret” concerning alcohol rarely consider the broader consequences of excessive drinking that might be regretted. Even if specific regrettable experiences are identified, interventions targeting them may not succeed because individuals are often optimistic about their risk susceptibility. Objectives: This study examined the consequences young adult drinkers reported, and the extent to which these were regretted. It then explored whether… 
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