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Table 1 Motives for choosing internet-based treatment, major themes and sub-themes

From: Choosing internet-based treatment for problematic alcohol use—why, when and how? Users’ experiences of treatment online

The decision to reduce alcohol Consequences of alcohol use Reasons for choosing Alkoholhjälpen
Escalation over time Feelings of regret/shame Availability
Medical or physical problems Affects relationships Anonymity
Felt bad/shame Risky behavior Instead of other forms
Relationships Overweight No alternatives
Work related Fatigue  
Curious/as an experiment No consequences  
No special reason