Can’t dance without being drunk? Exploring the enjoyment and acceptability of conscious clubbing in young people

Emma Davies, Smith Joanne, Matthias Johansson, Kimberley Hill, Kyle Brown

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the emergence of the conscious clubbing movement and its potential benefits to young people aged 18–24 as an alternative way of spending social time without drinking alcohol. It first considers why efforts to promote moderate drinking among university students may fail where the environment strongly encourages drinking. The conscious clubbing phenomena are then introduced with examples of organisations and events from around the world. Drawing on the results of an exploratory survey, the chapter then highlights the ways in which conscious clubbing could bring about meaningful experiences in participants’ lives,including increased opportunities for connection with other people. Finally,the chapter discusses new directions for research in this area, including further in-depth qualitative research and conscious clubbing interventions for heavy drinkers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYoung Adult Drinking Styles: Current Perspectives on Research, Policy and Practice
EditorsDominic Conroy, Fiona Measham
PublisherSpringer
Chapter12
Pages233-252
Number of pages20
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9783030286071
ISBN (Print)9783030286064
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Drinking
  • Alcohol
  • Wellbeing
  • Health psychology
  • Psychology

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    Davies, E., Joanne, S., Johansson, M., Hill, K., & Brown, K. (2019). Can’t dance without being drunk? Exploring the enjoyment and acceptability of conscious clubbing in young people. In D. Conroy, & F. Measham (Eds.), Young Adult Drinking Styles: Current Perspectives on Research, Policy and Practice (1 ed., pp. 233-252). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007%2F978-3-030-28607-1_12