Unstoppable? Dance drug use in the UK club scene

Fiona Measham, Judith Aldridge, Howard Parker

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As the first generation of drug using and drug experienced 1990s youth move into adulthood, a key research and policy question must be — will they settle down and leave drug use behind them, or ‘carry over’ their recreational drug use as the new twentysomething population? In this chapter we summarise the findings of the largest UK study to date of drug use in the nightclub/dance club scene. We find a very drug experienced population on the dance floor. Their drugs histories and path-ways from adolescence, plus their current alcohol—poly drug repertoires, make them, by any measure, very drug involved. They are undoubtedly at the most serious end of recreational drug use.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUK Drugs Unlimited
Subtitle of host publicationNew Research and Policy Lessons on Illicit Drug Use
EditorsHoward Parker, Judith Aldridge, Roy Eggington
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781403919861
ISBN (Print)9781349423521
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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