Maria Madona A and Dr. Anuradha Sathiyaseelan,
The current study has used qualitative design to understand and explore the helping factors towards long term abstinence from alcohol. Literature review has provided with naming of certain factors that help a person to remain abstinent. But in depth exploration with explanation of dynamics of the factors is done in this study. The study aims to understand and explore the different factors that help in long term abstinence from alcohol and the dynamic nature of these factors in helping a person to attain abstinence. The data was collected from 8 participants who have been abstinent from alcohol for a period of 10 years or more, by focus group discussion followed by in depth interview. The implication of the study is the results itself, that the findings will help in serving as an educative and motivational material for instilling hope in people who are trying to become abstinent.