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Article: The rise of club drugs in a heroin society: The case of Hong Kong

TitleThe rise of club drugs in a heroin society: The case of Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2005
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10826084.asp
Citation
Substance Use And Misuse, 2005, v. 40 n. 9-10, p. 1257-1278+1579 How to Cite?
AbstractAlthough the contemporary dance drug scene is a global phenomenon, with many countries and cultures reporting similar developments with ecstasy and other club drug use, the scene, in many respects, is a reflection and expression of local culture. This article examines the rise of the dance drug scene in a society long associated with opiate use. After briefly describing Hong Kong's drug history, this article describes the diversification of its drug market to include ecstasy and ketamine in the context of a distinctive dance setting. The paper examines the trends in club drug use, particularly with the emergence of the dance scene, motivations to use, types of users, and the problems they experience with club drugs. The paper discusses the reasons for the rise and popularity of club drugs in the context of other locally available drugs, in particular, heroin. This discussion draws from three studies that tracked drug use trends from 1995 to 2002 through a variety of data sources, including official statistics, field observations, individual interviews with 20 law enforcement officials, 16 focus groups with outreach and drug treatment workers, teachers, and representatives from different communities, and in-depth interviews with 27 club drug users. Copyright © 2005 Taylor & Francis Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82435
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.133
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.565

 

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dc.contributor.authorLaidler, KAJen_HK
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dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:29:17Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSubstance Use And Misuse, 2005, v. 40 n. 9-10, p. 1257-1278+1579en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1082-6084en_HK
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dc.description.abstractAlthough the contemporary dance drug scene is a global phenomenon, with many countries and cultures reporting similar developments with ecstasy and other club drug use, the scene, in many respects, is a reflection and expression of local culture. This article examines the rise of the dance drug scene in a society long associated with opiate use. After briefly describing Hong Kong's drug history, this article describes the diversification of its drug market to include ecstasy and ketamine in the context of a distinctive dance setting. The paper examines the trends in club drug use, particularly with the emergence of the dance scene, motivations to use, types of users, and the problems they experience with club drugs. The paper discusses the reasons for the rise and popularity of club drugs in the context of other locally available drugs, in particular, heroin. This discussion draws from three studies that tracked drug use trends from 1995 to 2002 through a variety of data sources, including official statistics, field observations, individual interviews with 20 law enforcement officials, 16 focus groups with outreach and drug treatment workers, teachers, and representatives from different communities, and in-depth interviews with 27 club drug users. Copyright © 2005 Taylor & Francis Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10826084.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSubstance Use and Misuseen_HK
dc.rightsSubstance Use and Misuse. Copyright © Informa Healthcare.en_HK
dc.titleThe rise of club drugs in a heroin society: The case of Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1082-6084&volume=40&spage=1&epage=22&date=2005&atitle=The+Rise+of+Club+Drugs+in+a+Heroin+Societyen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLaidler, KA: kjoe@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1081/JA-200066788en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK

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