Drugs and Alcohol (young people)
Profiles - Young people aged 18-20
Charlie - Interview 02
University student, taking a year off and working as a volunteer with a student drug reform organisation called Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
Chloe - Interview 04
Chloe works with young people with complex and special educational needs. She lives at home with her mother and younger sister. Ethnic background: mixed other.
Alex A - Interview 08
Alex goes to college full-time and works as a barman at weekends. He plans to go to university. He lives with his parents and two stepsisters. His family only drinks alcohol occasionally. British.
Lauren - Interview 09
Lauren is a student is finishing Health and Social Care course at college and afterwards she plans to work for a year and then go to university to study social work. She lives with her mother and older brother. British.
Ben - Interview 23
Ben is a first year university student who started drinking heavily in his gap year. He has occasionally taken drugs when he has been drinking.
Alex - Interview 24
Alex is a first year university student. He drank as a teenager to build his confidence. He found that his drinking habits changed when he started at university.
Kasim & Karis - Interview 25 & 26
Kasim lives alone on a council estate. He has enrolled in a 13 week hairdressing course, and has a college placement. Ethnic background: Mixed race. Karis lives alone on a council estate. After leaving school she got an apprenticeship at a nursery and goes to college once a week. She hopes to pursue a career in childcare. Ethnic background: Black British.
Steph - Interview 15
Steph has a four-year-old daughter and has another baby on the way. She lives with her partner. Her mother had a heroin addiction, and Steph was adopted by someone who became an alcoholic. Ethnic background: White British
Mary Ann - Interview 16
Mary Ann lives with her son and wants to work with children. Ethnic background: White British.
Emma - Interview 17
Emma is a first year university student and is on a University sports team. Heavy drinking every week is part of team building. She tries to be responsible by knowing her limits with alcohol. Ethnic background: White British.
Hugh - Interview 22
Hugh is a first year university student who found that drinking at university was very different from drinking as a teenager. Ethnic background; British.
Group - Interview 34
Hugh is a first year university student who found that drinking at university was very different from drinking as a teenager. Ben is a first year university student who changed his drinking habits from school, through his gap year and at university. Alex is a first year university student. He drank as a teenager to build his confidence. His drinking habits changed when he started university.
Tara - Interview 11
Tara lives with her young son and she is taking the City & Guilds qualifications in Maths and English, at her local Platform 51. She has also done a parenting skills course. Tara got a few GSCEs but thinks she could have done a lot better had it not been for cannabis and a bad boyfriend.