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It's my time to shine: Young Australians reflect on past, present and imagined future alcohol consumption
by Jo Lindsay, Lyn Harrison, Jenny Advocat, Peter Kelly and Chris Hickey

Youth Studies Australia, v.28, n.4, 2009, pp.44-51

Drawing on interviews about the drinking trajectories of sixty young Victorian drinkers (aged 20–24), this paper outlines patterns of change over time and explores two drinking biographies in depth. For most research participants, drinking alcohol was an enjoyable and integral part of their social lives, but its role changed as they made other transitions in their lives. Most participants considered their early twenties to be a time for heavy alcohol consumption, and most imagined that they would drink less when they were middle-aged.

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