Relationship Between Electronic Dance Music And Drug Use Among Youth And The Ways Drug Culture

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The relationship between Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and drug use among youth and the ways drug culture is influenced by EDM and vice versa.
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In 2013, between 167 and 315 million across the world are believed to have abused at least one illicit drug (Mooney, Knox and Schacht 66). Drug traffickers and users are using clubs and festivals as their meeting point for their illegal activities of drug peddling trade and abuse. Miller and colleagues conducted a study that revealed how patrons use drugs before entering the clubs (642). Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is one of the most popular song genres used in events and clubs all over the world. Questions have been raised as to whether drug abuse is associated with specific song genres. For instance, a study by Hesse and Tutenges linked drug abuse and Electronic Dance music (85). Hunt and colleagues conducted a similar research, which also connected the use of drugs with Electronic Dance Music (520). According to Parks, 75% to 88% of club attendees in the United Kingdom participate in drug abuse (296). This finding is similar to another finding, where 96.4% of Asian American surveyed confessed to have used drugs while attending clubs (Hunt et al. 702). However, a survey in UK revealed that majority of bar and club patrons reported that they did not take any illegal drug, although 88% of them confessed taking alcohol instead (Van Havere et al. 363). A research by Weir presents yet another…

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