Impact of Addictive Substances and Behaviours on Individual and Societal Well-being

Paperback | May 12, 2015

EditorPeter Anderson, Jurgen Rehm, Robin Room

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Impact of Addictive Substances and Behaviours on Individual and Societal Well-being 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, itdemonstrates 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 examines the harm caused by addictive substances and behaviour, factors that contribute to addictions, and current European approaches to governing addictive substances and behaviours. It is both legal and illegaldrugs, and behaviour that cause harm. For the world as a whole, cigarettes were the second largest cause of ill health and early death in 2010, alcohol the fifth, and illegal drugs the eighteenth. Regular and sustained heavy engagement in addictive substances and behaviour also impacts on quality oflife and material living conditions. The well-being framework outlined here for understanding this impact places particular emphasis on the reciprocal relationship between well-being and drug use: well-being can be a driver of the heavy use of addictive substances and behaviours, and also compoundsthe harm done. Furthermore, the response of society can increase the harm caused by drug use, and stigma, social exclusion, and the actions of the criminal justice system can impair individual and societal well-being considerably.Impact of Addictive Substances and Behaviours on Individual and Societal Well-being is based on the research from ALICE RAP, a multidisciplinary European study of addictive substances and behaviours in contemporary society. A timely addition to the field, this book is essential reading for thosewanting to make a real impact in the field of addiction prevention policy, including public managers, practitioners, public health professionals, and stakeholders influencing policy for addictive substances and behaviours, as well as academics.

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Impact of Addictive Substances and Behaviours on Individual and Societal Well-being 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, itdemonstrates how using different methods can lead to...

An international expert in the impact of alcohol and addictions on health and well-being, and in the impact of policies and programmes to reduce the harm done by alcohol, tobacco and addictions, Dr Anderson is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Health and Well-being. From 1992 to 2000, he worked as the regi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pagesPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Peter Anderson, Jurgen Rehm and Robin Room.: Introduction to Addictive behaviours2. Edward Hagen and Roger Sullivan: Passive vulnerability or active agency? An evolutionarily ecological perspective of human drug use.3. Laura Schmidt: What are addictive substances and behaviours and how far do they extend?4. Laura Stoll and Peter Anderson: Wellbeing as a frame for understanding addictive substances5. Kevin Shield and Jurgen Rehm: The effects of addictive substances and addictive behaviours on physical and mental health6. Patricia Conrod, Angelina Brotherhood, Harry Sumnall, Fabrizio Fagiano and Reinout Wiers: Drug and Alcohol Policy for European Youth: Current evidence and recommendations for integrated policies and research strategies7. Jacek Moskalewicz and Justyna Klingemann: Addictive Substances And Behaviours And Social Justice8. Aleksandra Dubanowicz and Paul Lemmens: Impact of the economic recession on addiction-prone behaviours9. Kevin Shield, Jurgen Rehm and Maximilien Rehm: Social Costs of Addiction in the Europe10. Robin Room, Sujatha Sankaran and Laura Schmidt: Addictive substances and behaviours and socioeconomic development11. David Miller and Claire Harkins: Addictive substances and behaviours and corruption, transparency and governance12. Jurgen Rehm, Robin Room and Peter Anderson: Conclusion