Problem drinking and peer support in cyberspace

This resource is an evauluation of online peer support groups for alcohol addiction written by Nottingham university. The evaluation conducted a survey with people who use online groups and a qualitative analysis of over 700 messages posted in three online support groups. The evaluation investigated the percieved advantages and disadvantages of the online groups, the nature and extent to which members felt empowered, and the nature of the communication that takes place in the groups.

Resource author: 
Alcohol Research UK
Published date: 
2012
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