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Drug Policy and the Public Good: a summary of the book
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
2010 (English)In: Addiction, ISSN 0965-2140, E-ISSN 1360-0443, Vol. 105, no 7, 1137-1145 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drug Policy and the Public Good was written by an international group of scientists from the fields of addiction, public health, criminology and policy studies to improve the linkages between drug research and drug policy. The book provides a conceptual basis for evidence-informed drug policy and describes epidemiological data on the global dimensions of drug misuse. The core of the book is a critical review of the cumulative scientific evidence in five general areas of drug policy: primary prevention programmes in schools and other settings; health and social services for drug users; attempts to control the supply of drugs, including the international treaty system; law enforcement and ventures into decriminalization; and control of the psychotropic substance market through prescription drug regimes. The final chapters discuss the current state of drug policies in different parts of the world and describe the need for future approaches to drug policy that are coordinated and informed by evidence.

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2010. Vol. 105, no 7, 1137-1145 p.
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Drug misuse, drug policy, drug research, public health
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Social Work
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-53375DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03049.xOAI: diva2:390612
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12 authors. A journal compilation.

Available from: 2011-01-22 Created: 2011-01-22 Last updated: 2014-05-12Bibliographically approved

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