Risk-Takers: Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, and Youth

Risk-Takers: Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, and Youth

Risk-Takers: Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, and Youth

Risk-Takers: Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, and Youth

Synopsis

Gives a comprehensive view of youthful involvement with drinking, smoking, illicit drug use and sexual activity, providing a challenging assessment of health education for young people.

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Martin Plant PhD is Director of the Alcohol Research Group in the University of Edinburgh. Dr Plant, a sociologist, has been engaged in research into the use and misuse of legal and illegal drugs since 1970. His publications include Drugtakers in an English Town; Drinking Careers; Alcohol, Drugs and School-leavers and Drugs in Perspective. He has edited several books, including Economics and Alcohol; Drinking and Problem Drinking; AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution; Alcohol and Drugs: Research and Policy and Alcohol and Drugs: The Scottish Experience. He was a co-author of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ reports Alcohol: Our Favourite Drug and Drug Scenes.

Moira Plant PhD is a Research Fellow in the Alcohol Research Group in the University of Edinburgh. She is a psychiatric nurse and psychotherapist and was Charge Nurse in the Alcohol Problems Clinic (formerly the Unit for the Treatment of Alcoholism) in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital between 1971 and 1978. She has been a member of the Alcohol Research Group since 1980. Her publications include the book Women, Drinking and Pregnancy and the report Women and Alcohol. Her recent research relates to alcohol, stress and nursing and to AIDS risks in the sex industry. Moira Plant is a member of the Government working group on Women and Alcohol.

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