PhD student and SARG team member Anna Butters was awarded the prize for the best overall student poster at this year’s Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) Annual Conference which took place in Newcastle in November 2023.

Anna’s poster presented some of the findings from a series of interviews she conducted with people who took part in Dry January to understand more about the way in which they negotiated challenges during the month and how these approaches developed post-January.

The interviews form part of her PhD research which aims to understand the psychological and social changes which underpin long-term reductions in alcohol consumption following participation in Dry January.

The SARG team was well-represented at the Conference with contributions on a wide range of topics including: