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Long-Term Consequences of Drunk Driving Accidents in Sweden: An Exploratory Study on the Lived Experiences of Survivors, Their Family Members and Friends

  • Jörgen Lundälv (a1) and Lars Olov Sjöström (a2)

This study explored the lived experiences of family and socially networked others of survivors of drunk driving accidents in Sweden. Participants were 49 persons affected by drunk driving accidents: persons who had sustained traffic injury (n = 11), and their family members (n = 30) and friends (n = 8). Data were collected using a survey (either through web or postal). The results show a service gaps in providing for appropriate social support to traffic-injured persons and their family members and friends.

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Address for correspondence: Jörgen Lundälv, Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. E-mail:
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