National survey of drugs and alcohol provisions within further education colleges in England in 2006


Slym, RL; Day, M; McCambridge, J; (2007) National survey of drugs and alcohol provisions within further education colleges in England in 2006. Drugs (Abingdon, England), 14 (3). pp. 193-204. ISSN 0968-7637 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09687630601132702

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Abstract

The potential for a contribution to be made by further education colleges to reduce drug- and alcohol-related harm has recently been recognized at a national level. Little is, known, however, about the extent of actual drug- and alcohol-related activities taking. place. A national survey for England was undertaken via a semi-structured interview administered by telephone, targeting all medium to large colleges and achieving a 92%. response rate. Non-curriculum student welfare staff were identified to be widely available. and most commonly involved in activities such as referral, provision of leaflets, with, teaching staff delivering formal curriculum and tutorial-based work. External agencies were involved with three quarters of colleges, with a similar proportion of colleges also having a drug policy in place. The known contents of these policies were variable., Although drug and alcohol use were not generally viewed as being greatly problematic within the colleges, it is highly likely that there exist opportunities for early interventions. that have not yet been well-explored.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: further education, drug prevention, harm reduction, alcohol, drugs, young people, Young-people, consumption, risk
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
Web of Science ID: 247374300001
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/9217

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