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.

chapter |3 pages


chapter 1|9 pages

The causes of drug use

chapter 2|20 pages

Drinking habits

chapter 3|7 pages

Smoking habits

chapter 4|9 pages

Illicit drug use

chapter 5|13 pages

Alcohol misuse

chapter 6|5 pages

Tobacco-related harm

chapter 7|9 pages

Drug-related harm

chapter 8|12 pages

Alcohol, drugs and pregnancy

chapter 9|16 pages

Sexual behaviour

chapter 10|9 pages

Alcohol, drugs and risky sex

chapter 11|9 pages


chapter 12|16 pages

Prevention and harm minimization

chapter 13|6 pages