Summary and Discussion

  • Yuet Wah Cheung
  • Nicole Wai-ting Cheung
Part of the Quality of Life in Asia book series (QLAS, volume 11)


This chapter summarized the major results of the Longitudinal Survey of Psychoactive Drug Abusers in Hong Kong conducted during 2009–2012, which collected data at six time points from a sample of active or former psychoactive drug abusers. Qualitative data obtained from several focus group sessions were also used to interpret some of the significant relationships among the variables. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings were examined. The findings were also compared to those of another longitudinal study, entitled “Longitudinal Study of Chronic Drug Abusers in Hong Kong”, conducted in 2000–2003, thereby highlighting some of the characteristics of the changes of the Hong Kong drug scene over two generations of drug abusers. Several major limitations of the study were also discussed.


Longitudinal Survey of Psychoactive Drug Abusers in Hong Kong Longitudinal Study of Chronic Drug Abusers in Hong Kong Two generations of drug abusers 


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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

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