Psychoactive Drug Abuse in Hong Kong

Life Satisfaction and Drug Use

  • Yuet Wah Cheung
  • Nicole Wai-ting Cheung

Part of the Quality of Life in Asia book series (QLAS, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Yuet Wah Cheung, Nicole Wai-ting Cheung
    Pages 1-14
  3. Yuet Wah Cheung, Nicole Wai-ting Cheung
    Pages 15-32
  4. Yuet Wah Cheung, Nicole Wai-ting Cheung
    Pages 33-55
  5. Yuet Wah Cheung, Nicole Wai-ting Cheung
    Pages 57-73
  6. Yuet Wah Cheung, Nicole Wai-ting Cheung
    Pages 85-98
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 99-123

About this book

Introduction

This book studies young people’s use of psychoactive drugs and its social and psychological correlates in Hong Kong. Specifically, it focuses on how life satisfaction may affect drug use among a sample of psychoactive drug users in Hong Kong. The book addresses the dearth of research on the role of young people’s life satisfaction in their drug abuse and engagement in other risk behaviors in Hong Kong. It also examines how changes in the drug scene from heroin addiction to psychoactive party drug use since the late 1990s has necessitated a deeper exploration of the subculture of young people, which shapes their attitudes and behaviors regarding how they structure their lives and how they perceive the risks of drug use, in the context of the global trend of normalization of recreational drug use. 

Readers will benefit from the results of a rigorous analysis of a unique set of longitudinal data that reveals the factors influencing drug use among young psychoactive drug users, academic implications of the findings for social science theory and research on young people’s drug use, and practical implications of the findings for prevention and intervention services for young people in Hong Kong and other Asian societies.

Keywords

Adolescent drug users in Hong Kong Drug abuse in Hong Kong Drug scene in Hong Kong Life satisfaction and drug use in Hong Kong Life satisfaction in Hong Kong Psychoactive drug abusers in Hong Kong Psychoactive drug use in Hong Kong Subculture of young people in Hong Kong Young drug users in Hong Kong

Authors and affiliations

  • Yuet Wah Cheung
    • 1
  • Nicole Wai-ting Cheung
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyHong Kong Shue Yan UniversityHong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of SociologyThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6154-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6152-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6154-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0550
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0569
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