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The impact of addictive substances and behaviours on individual and societal well-being

Author: Peter Anderson; Jürgen Rehm; Robin Room
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: Governance of addictive substances and behaviours series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book outlines an innovative and fascinating new framework for understanding the harm that addictive substances and behaviours can cause. Taking a holistic approach and with well-being as a central tenet, it demonstrates how using different methods can lead to a more just and evidence-based approach to dealing with addictions. Presenting the latest and most comprehensive research, the expert team of authors  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Anderson; Jürgen Rehm; Robin Room
ISBN: 9780198714002 0198714009
OCLC Number: 911833919
Description: xii, 255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction to addictive behaviours --
Passive vulnerability or active agency? an ecological and evolutionary perspective on human drug use --
What are addictive substances and behaviours and how far do they extend? --
Well-being as a framework for understanding addictive substances --
The effects of addictive substances and addictive behaviours on physical and mental health --
Drug and alcohol policy for European youth : current evidence and recommendations for integrated policies and research strategies --
Addictive substances and behaivours and social justice --
Impact of the economic recession on addiction-prone behaviours --
Social costs of addiction in Europe --
Addictive substances and socioeconomic development --
Addictive substances and behaviours and corruption, transparency, and governance.
Series Title: Governance of addictive substances and behaviours series.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Anderson, Jürgen Rehm and Robin Room.

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Analyses the impact of addictive drugs (alcohol, nicotine and illegal drugs) and behaviours (gambling) on the health and wellbeing of individuals and societies based on the latest research and within  Read more...

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