Super rockets : a case study of illicit drug use in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Public Deposited

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  • An apparent consequence of the petroleum boom of the 1970s is the exposure of Saudi Arabia, a formerly closed society, to a massive onslaught of customs and values emanating primarily from western societies. The illegal use of drugs is one such phenomenon which has gained momentum and rapidly expanded. The purpose of this study is to record and describe the illicit use of drugs in the urban setting of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Detailed information concerning how drugs are obtained and used in this setting, why they are being increasingly consumed, and the unwritten agreements and practices observed by the network of drug users is presented from the insiders' perspective. A review of the literature provided background information on drugs and some fundamental issues relevant to the study. The unit of the study was a group of eight intimate friends who belonged to the affluent and economically advantaged stratum of society. Participant observation, casual conversations, and formal interviews were the main tools of information gathering over the months of August and September of 1986. The data indicates that society's contact with other cultures, coupled with the enormous wealth generated during the fore mentioned petroleum boom, played a prominent role in the increased circulation and subsequent use of illicit drugs. The circulation and spreading use of these substances seems to constitute an illegal but financially profitable establishment and a fast growing subculture that cuts across all layers of Saudi society.
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