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NCJ Number: 200775 Find in a Library
Title: Pill Kick: The Pursuit of "Ecstasy" at Techno-Events
Journal: Journal of Drug Issues  Volume:32  Issue:2  Dated:Spring 2002  Pages:459-466
Author(s): Ronald Hitzler
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 8
Publisher: http://www2.criminology.fsu.edu/~jdi 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article discribes the use of the drug ecstasy in conjunction with the “techno” scene.
Abstract: Techno-culture is connected to events in which individuals dance all night to purely electronic music, and individuals’ usage of both alcohol and amphetamines are particularly relevant in facilitating a techno-culture lifestyle. Since the 1990's amphetamine derivatives have been marketed under the catchall term “ecstasy,” and most ecstasy users identify themselves as fans of techno music and participants in a techno lifestyle. The author suggests that amphetamine and alcohol use are inextricably linked with the techno scene and are viewed as an essential part of techno culture. Within the techno scene one finds a faction of the drug culture that is influenced by society as a whole with a desire to be a part of a unified, euphoric family. The techno scene itself reflects the characteristics of a post-traditional, part-time, yet holistic, supportive community. References
Main Term(s): Amphetamines; Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Drug use; Juvenile drug use; Socioculture; Subculture theory
Note: Special Issue: Confronting the Prohibition Model: German Drug Policy in the 21st Century, see NCJ 200770-774, and NCJ-200776-786
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