ERIC Number: EJ930793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Young Women's Experiences of Resisting Invitations to Use Illicit Drugs
Koehn, Corinne V.; O'Neill, Linda K.
Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, v45 n2 p91-111 2011
Ten young women were interviewed regarding their experiences of resisting invitations to use illicit drugs. Hermeneutic phenomenology was used to gather and analyze information. One key theme was the motivations that inspired women to refuse drug offers. Young women resisted drug invitations because of their desires to be authentic, protect their futures, reflect a sense of maturity, maintain physical and mental health, and sustain healthy relationships, and because overall they enjoyed life and did not feel the need to alter their emotions and psychological experiences. Implications for prevention programs, counselling and interventions programs, and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Females, Prevention, Adolescents, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Resistance (Psychology), Drug Abuse, Motivation, Health Behavior, Young Adults, College Students, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Emotional Response, Interpersonal Relationship, Family Influence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada