Received: 26 May 2017
Accepted: 30 April 2018
First Online: 4 May 2018
: Dr. Hagit Bonny-Noach received her PhD in Sociology and Anthropology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since 1997, she has been a researcher and lecturer in the Department of Criminology at Ariel University. She has also been a Consultant in the Education and Prevention Division of the Israel Anti-Drug Authority (IADA) since 1996 till 2018, where she established the Backpackers project of the IADA. She is a board member of the Israeli Society of Addiction Medicine (ILSAM). Until 2016, she was head of the Department for Youth Care Work at Beit Berl Academic College and an external lecturer in the Department of Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
: The findings are part of the author’s doctoral thesis, with ethics approval from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Consent to participate - not applicable.
: The author declares that she has no competing interests.