The Conversation, February 8, 2019 6.07am AEDT
Young (and older) people use drugs and alcohol for fun, enjoyment and socialisation. Understanding the social nature of drug use reveals why fun-seeking is so compelling.
When people describe fun, they are often talking about an experience of social connection and belonging. Fun is not insignificant in human lives.
Understanding this might help to make sense of why “just say no” messages are so often ignored.