New Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours

Paperback | March 2, 2017

byPeter Anderson, Fleur Braddick, Patricia J. Conrod

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Addictions have increased markedly in contemporary societies over the past decades. As well as widely acknowledged issues surrounding illegal substance addictions, there are increasing numbers of problems related to behavioural addictions such as the use of legal substances such asantidepressants and amphetamines. These addictions are concerning for a range of public policy fields, not least, public health and social cohesion. As a result, cohesive governance of addictive substances and behaviours is paramount to future public policy.This book is based on the findings of a five year, multidisciplinary project (Addictions and Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe - Reframing Addictions Project) studying the pace and impact of addictions in Europe, and is the concluding volume in the Governance of Addictive Substances and Behavioursseries. Authored by 11 leading figures in the fields of public health, psychology, sociology, psychiatry, addiction studies, epidemiology, and social and public policy, the book takes a truly comprehensive approach to the study of the current state of addiction governance in Europe and proposals fora future governance framework.No one country has yet got governance polices right. The project's outcome is a plan for the redesign of addictions governance, which includes amendments to key metrics used in research, promoting individual-level to society-level scope of understanding in policy approaches, and bringing the impactof dependency on societal well-being to the fore.New Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours is an unprecedented study, both in terms of international reach and scope of issues addressed. It will be a key resource for anyone with an interest in research-driven European policy change in public health and the field of addictive substancesand behaviours.

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Addictions have increased markedly in contemporary societies over the past decades. As well as widely acknowledged issues surrounding illegal substance addictions, there are increasing numbers of problems related to behavioural addictions such as the use of legal substances such asantidepressants and amphetamines. These addictions are ...

Peter Anderson is trained as a general practitioner and a specialist in public health medicine at Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He 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 regional advisor for both tobacco an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:March 2, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Key elements for a New Governance of Addictive substances and behaviours2. New concepts of addiction3. The ethical basis for preventing harm from heavy use of addictive products4. Drivers of the harm done by drugs5. Approaches to reducing the harm done by addictive substances and behaviours should be comprehensive and address the whole population6. Policies and measures that impact on the harm done by addictive substances7. Empowering young people to manage drug-related risk8. Government leadership for whole-of-society approaches9. Private sector impact on the harm done by addictive substances10. Civil society approaches to reducing the harm done by addictive substances11. ConclusionsIndex