In his dissertation “Integrative use of drugs – adolescents between paranoia and spirituality”, Jörg-Simon Schmid uses qualitative interviews to examine biographically relevant factors and processes for the integration of drug related experiences among adolescents. The data is based on narrative and problem-centered interviews with 14 adolescents, who were surveyed over a period of 8 years (66 interviews in total) within the RISA study.
Leading questions are:
What challenges do adolescents face during the adolescent phase? What coping strategies do they use? Which supporting factors can be identified? And finally, is there a meaning, young people find in their experiences with psychoactive substances?
In the poster-session, Jörg-Simon Schmid will present theoretical and empirical results of his work and will provide an extraordinary insight into the lives of young people and young adults.