Implications for research, policy, and practice

Bühringer, G., Forberger, S., Gell, L., Holmes, J., Lingford-Hughes, A., McLeod, J. and Meier, P. (2016) Implications for research, policy, and practice. In: Gell, L., Bühringer, G., McLeod, J., Forberger, S., Holmes, J., Lingford-Hughes, A. and Meier, P.S. (eds.) What Determines Harm from Addictive Substances and Behaviours? Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198746683 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746683.003.0007)

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The preceding interdisciplinary examination of what determines transitions between stages in the development of problem substance use and problem gambling offers new insights into a topic of great interest to policy makers and wider society. Examination of the development of problematic substance use and gambling permits a better analysis of the different determinants of early and late stages of problem behaviour as well as better stage-specific interventions to reduce long-term severe consequences. An interdisciplinary approach, separating three levels of analysis (social, economic and political environment, individual, and cellular and molecular) allows the development of new, more targeted interventions and highlights the need for analysis of how determinants in different levels interact. Interdisciplinary working is also a scientific challenge which can help to draw together coherent policy suggestions presented in a common scientific language and this chapter offers such policy suggestions which have emerged from the work of this project

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Meier, Professor Petra
Authors: Bühringer, G., Forberger, S., Gell, L., Holmes, J., Lingford-Hughes, A., McLeod, J., and Meier, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Published Online:01 March 2016

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