What Determines Harm from Addictive Substances and Behaviours?

Gell, L., Bühringer, G., McLeod, J., Forberger, S., Holmes, J., Lingford-Hughes, A. and Meier, P. (Eds.) (2016) What Determines Harm from Addictive Substances and Behaviours? Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198746683

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This book presents the work of an interdisciplinary research team operating within the framework of a large European research project (ALICE RAP). The overall aim of ALICE RAP is to provide new guidance for policy and society on the governance of large public health problems related to psychotropic substances and gambling. Drawing together evidence from 12 disciplines working in the field of substance and non-substance use disorders, evidence is presented on the determinants of three transitions in a developmental trajectory of substance use and gambling: from no use or non-risky use to risky use, from risky to harmful use, and from harmful to low-risk use or cessation of use. Determinants of a substance or gambling are presented across three levels of analysis: (1) the social, economic, and political environment, (2) the individual, and (3) the cellular and molecular (including substance and gambling-related factors). Single determinants are synthesized to develop the working version of an integrative heuristic model, drawing together determinants from across stages in the developmental trajectory and all levels of analysis. Findings are used to elaborate key general implications for health and broader social policy, clinical practice, and future research arising from this work in ALICE RAP.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Meier, Professor Petra
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Publisher:Oxford University Press

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