To address the following three points on adolescent drug abusers in Hong Kong:
• changing reasons for taking drugs
• the relationship between drugs and crime
The study involved in-depth interviews conducted with high-risk adolescents referred to the researchers by community partners (e.g., St. James’ Settlement) and attempted to relate their boredom/depression/anxiety, curiosity, or perception of peer influence to their ongoing subjective societal experiences.
a CUHK direct grant