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A Study of Substance Abuse in Underground Rave Culture and Other Related Settings (2004)

A Study of Substance Abuse in Underground Rave Culture and Other Related Settings (2004)

  1. Jatelka
    Report to the Hong-Kong Government

    Lam and Wong

    This is the full paper (rather than the abridged report), looking at drug-use and Rave Culture in Hong Kong

    This project is guided by Peele’s (1991) cognitive model of addiction, which sees addiction as a self-defeating and habitual style of coping. Data were collected from multiple sources through both qualitative and quantitative means, including standardised scale measures and semi-structured interviews. Qualitative research methods are used to understand the problem from an insider’s perspective by engaging the “subjects” as equal and full participants in the research process. The results are compared with those relating to “normal” youths whose ideas are studied through in-depth interviews or focus group meetings.
    For the quantitative part of the research, two scale measurements were adopted, namely the Chinese Drug Involvement Scale (CDIS) and the Chinese Purpose in Life Questionnaire (CPIL), to provide an outsider’s view of the drug experience. The results are compared with those relating to a group of “normal” youths assessed with the same tools.