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dc.contributor.authorJones, Carwyn
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-20T15:51:43Z
dc.date.available2017-01-20T15:51:43Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationJones, C. (2014) 'Alcoholism and recovery: A case study of a former professional footballer', International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 49(3/4), pp. 485-505en_US
dc.identifier.issn1012-6902
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/8309
dc.descriptionThis article was published in International Review for the Sociology of Sport on 18th December 2013 (online), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1012690213516618en_US
dc.description.abstractWhat little we know about alcoholism amongst professional footballers comes largely from the media (often tabloid newspapers) and published autobiographies and biographies of high profile stars. The coverage often focuses on deviant behaviour when drunk, such as driving under the influence, marital infidelity, violence, and breaking team rules. There is little or no published research which seeks to understand better what it is like to suffer from alcoholism from the perspective of the player-addicts themselves. In this paper I present a case study of British footballer who had a brief professional career and is in recovery from alcoholism. His subjective experience of alcoholism provides valuable insights into the underlying triggers and/or causes of the illness; its destructive nature; the link between the individual’s addiction and his social circumstances (including football); and his recovery.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSage journalsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Review for the Sociology of Sport;
dc.subjectaddictionen_US
dc.subjectalcoholismen_US
dc.subjectfootballen_US
dc.subjectrecoveryen_US
dc.titleAlcoholism and recovery: A case study of a former professional footballeren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1012690213516618
dcterms.dateAccepted2013-11-16
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-01-20
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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