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


Alcohol, Drugs, Sex and Youth

Paperback Published: 3rd September 1992
ISBN: 9780415035392
Number Of Pages: 188

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Adolescence is a turbulent period, a time when young people are particularly prone to engage in risky behaviour. But how can we restrain young people from taking risks? and does taking risks in one area lead to 'disinhibition' and therefore to risk-taking in others? Risk-Takers offers a comprehensive and critical review of youthful involvement with smoking, drinking, illicit drug use and sexual activity, including risks during pregnancy. there is evidence to suggent that some forms of risks-taking are interconnected, and that poverty and social disadvantage can increase vulnerability. But do mass media campaigns or slogans such as 'Just say no' have any effect? The spread of AIDS and HIV infection have made these issues even more serious, and the authors examine the effectiveness of preventive strategies and public policy, presenting a challenging assessment of health education for young people.

The Authorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
The Causes of Drug Usep. 4
Drinking Habitsp. 13
Smoking Habitsp. 33
Illicit Drug Usep. 40
Alcohol Misusep. 49
Tobacco-Related Harmp. 62
Drug-Related Harmp. 67
Alcohol, Drugs and Pregnancyp. 76
Sexual Behaviourp. 88
Alcohol, Drugs and Risky Sexp. 104
Risk-Takersp. 113
Prevention and Harm Minimizationp. 122
Conclusionsp. 138
Bibliographyp. 144
Name Indexp. 167
Subject Indexp. 174
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ISBN: 9780415035392
ISBN-10: 0415035392
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 3rd September 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.6  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1