Risk-Takers gives a comprehensive view of youthful involvement with drinking, smoking, drug use and sex. It provides a challenging assessment of health education for young people showing that, despite the threat of AIDS and HIV infection, risk-taking remains a feature of normal adolescent behaviour, difficult to restrain or curb.
`… a much needed overview on substance misuse and health risks focused on young people. …. excellent and digestible overview or theoretical aspects …. The scope for intervention and room for optimism in dealing with one of the biggest challenges in modern society is well described. This book will be of interest to anyone working the the substance misuse field and who has direct contact with young people, ranging from general practitioners, nurses, doctors, psychologists, and teachers to health educators. It is essential reading for policy-makers.' - Alcohol & Alcoholism
`All health promotion managers should purchase this book for their managers and funders.' - Jrnl of Epidemiology & Community Health June 94
`… this is a readable and interesting book packed with information.' - British Journal of Psychiatry
`Best available…good, readable overview of drug prevalence/demography literature.' - Dr Newcombe, Liverpool John Moores University