- de Kort, Gerard; Sunil Batra; Ratna Pasaribu; Mohsen Vazirian; Salman Ul-Hassan
- Young People and Drugs: Towards a Comprehensive Health Promotion Policy
- Final Report
- Unabridged version
- AHRN - Asian Harm Reduction Network, Chiang Mai, March 2005, 190 pp
"Conducted under the working title: "Through the Eye of the Needle" - a research into the environmental factors that shape the drug careers of young people in selected cities in Asia." Reproduced with AHRN's kind permission.
"Late 2003, the Asian Harm Reduction Network (AHRN) embarked upon a multi-site research to gain insight in drug careers for pathways of young people and the impact that environmental factors have on these careers as well as on drug use related problems. In addition, data was collected with regards to knowledge, attitudes and practices, related to drug use and HIV/AIDS. The research was simultaneously conducted in New Delhi (India), Greater-Jakarta, (Indonesia), Tehran (Iran), and Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi and Karachi (Pakistan). This report is the unabridged synthesis of four site research reports that were written by the site research managers, located in New Delhi, Jakarta, Tehran and Islamabad."