In this volume, contributors employ sociological and public health perspectives to offer insights into behaviours common at raves and nightclubs. The volume provides theoretical observations on illicit club drug use and supply, helping to challenge current orthodoxies on the role of drug use within young peoples' lives. Drawing material from the USA, UK and Hong Kong, the volume allows the demystification of stereotypical presentations surrounding young people who attend clubs and/or use club drugs. This work provides a badly needed and objective analysis of youthful drug use, and a foundation from which future sociological and public studies on young people, clubs and drugs - as well as young people themselves - will benefit.
Bill Sanders, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Southern California, USA. He works within the Community Health Outcomes and Intervention Research Program at the Saban Research Institute and the Division of Research on Children, Youth and Families at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. He is currently a researcher and analyst on a nationwide project examining health risks related to the injection of ketamine amongst young people and is the Principal Investigator of a study examining negative health outcomes, including HIV risk, related to sexual behavior, drug use and violence amongst gang-identified youth in Los Angeles.