"It's not easy but it's still possible to be an abstainer here": Non- Drug Use Among Young Men in a Slum Area in Makassar, Indonesia

@inproceedings{Nasir2014ItsNE,
  title={"It's not easy but it's still possible to be an abstainer here": Non- Drug Use Among Young Men in a Slum Area in Makassar, Indonesia},
  author={Sudirman Nasir and Doreen Rosenthal and Timothy F. Moore},
  year={2014}
}
This qualitative study explores the social context and protective factors that enable young men in a slum area ( lorong ) in Makassar, Indonesia, to abstain from using drugs. Semi-structured interviews, conducted with fifteen male non-drug users in the lorong showed, despite living in a drug risk environment, non-drug users were involved in neither the drug scene nor street culture. There were two main reasons for this: their employment opportunities, albeit in low paid jobs and the informal… CONTINUE READING

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