Living the high life:the role of drug taking in young people's lives

Moore, Karenza and Miller, S. (2005) Living the high life:the role of drug taking in young people's lives. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 5 (2). pp. 29-32. ISSN 1745-9265

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The vast majority of young drug users see substance use as a positive experience. Why else would they continue to take them? Most research on the other hand pathologises drug use by looking solely at the negative consequences, contributing to the misunderstanding that young people are increasingly self-indulgent and, in a meaningless world, hell-bent on self-destruction. In this refreshing new article Karenza Moore and Steven Miles try to understand the social roles of drug use in the everchanging lives of young people and come up with an alternative view. Rather than seeing drugs as a destructive force, Moore and Miles portray drug-taking as a stabilising factor in the volatile world of growing up.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Drugs and Alcohol Today
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3203
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 61837
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 06 Feb 2013 17:44
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 08:17

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