Alcohol misuse or heavy consumption in general is associated with a number of poorer general and sexual health outcomes (including risky sexual behaviour and sexually transmitted infections). Women involved with the criminal justice system have been identified as a highly vulnerable population in terms of health; in addition, alcohol misuse has been found to be significant problem among female offenders, often coexisting with abuse of illicit substances.
Research has demonstrated that electronic resources can be effective in supporting children and young people’s learning when used in an appropriate context and in combination with other teaching and learning techniques.
The use of alcohol, tobacco, illicit and prescribed drugs have very seldom been examined by using comparable methods in different countries. (GENACIS) is an attempt to enable researchers to investigate such issues using sections of an agreed survey questionnaire.
The use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs by young people has long been a major cause for concern. In 1995 researchers in the UK and 22 other European countries joined forces to collect comparable survey data related to the drinking, smoking and drug using habits of 15-16 year old school students.