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Table 2 Overall analysis themes and sub-themes

From: Understanding alcohol as an element of ‘care practices’ in adult White British women’s everyday personal relationships: a qualitative study

Broad topic area/ theme Sub-themes
Everyday pressures and demands- stress • Not feeling cared for
• Lack of ‘time for me’
• Unmet expectations of care
• Negotiating informal/unpaid care practices and paid work
Social meanings of alcohol use • Time out - ‘Time for me’/Adult time
• Time out - Not thinking/temporarily forget
• Social interaction/Social support
• Empowering
Regulation and control of alcohol use • Performing roles and responsibilities
• Not drinking alone/at home
• Embodied ‘cut off limit’
• Not wanting to waste a day
• Alcoholic personality