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Population approaches to alcohol, tobacco and drugs: effectiveness, ethics and interplay with addiction neuroscience
University of Melbourne and Turning Point Alcohol Drug Centre.
University of Queensland.
2012 (English)In: Addiction Neuroethics: The Ethics of Addiction Neuroscience Research and Treatment / [ed] Carter, A., Hall, W. & Illes J., Academic Press, 2012, 247-260 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter considers the possible implications that neuroscience perspectives on addiction may have for population approaches to reducing problems arising from the use of psychoactive substances such as alcohol, tobacco and drugs subject to the international prohibition regime (often called "illicit drugs"). Population approaches mean policies and strategies that aim to affect rates of drug use in the population as a whole by affecting all potential users without targeting interventions at heavy or problem users. The chapter first provides a schematic history of ideas about and policies toward different types of drug use and addiction. This is followed by a discussion of the key policy themes often extracted from addiction neuroscience research and a consideration of haow they may be used to inform the development of drug policies in the twenty-first century.

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Academic Press, 2012. 247-260 p.
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addiction neuroscience, alcohol, drug addiction, illicit drugs, population approach, psychoactive substances, tobacco
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85741DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385973-0.00013-2ISBN: 978-0-12-385973-0OAI: diva2:585084
Available from: 2013-01-09 Created: 2013-01-09 Last updated: 2013-02-08Bibliographically approved

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