Young people's existential concerns and club drug abuse

  title={Young people's existential concerns and club drug abuse},
  author={Siu‐ming To and Steven Sek-yum Ngai and Ngan-pun Ngai and Chau-kiu Cheung},
  journal={International Journal of Adolescence and Youth},
  pages={327 - 341}
ABSTRACT Taken into consideration the limitations of conventional approaches in understanding the problem of young drug abuse, this paper shows how stresses emerging in adolescents' confrontation with the fundamental concerns of existence lead to drug taking behavior. Based on a qualitative study conducted in Hong Kong, this paper suggests that young people take illicit drugs in order to relieve anxiety arising from some existential issues at this life stage, namely struggling with identity… 

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