Population approaches to alcohol, tobacco and drugs: Effectiveness, ethics and interplay with addition neuroscience

Room, Robin and Hall, Wayne D. (2012). Population approaches to alcohol, tobacco and drugs: Effectiveness, ethics and interplay with addition neuroscience. In Adrian Carter, Wayne Hall and Judy Isles (Ed.), Addiction Neuroethics: The Ethics of Addiction Neuroscience Research and Treatment (pp. 247-260) Oxford, United Kingdom: Academic Press.

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Author Room, Robin
Hall, Wayne D.
Title of chapter Population approaches to alcohol, tobacco and drugs: Effectiveness, ethics and interplay with addition neuroscience
Title of book Addiction Neuroethics: The Ethics of Addiction Neuroscience Research and Treatment
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Press
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9780123859730
0123859735
Editor Adrian Carter
Wayne Hall
Judy Isles
Chapter number 13
Start page 247
End page 260
Total pages 14
Total chapters 16
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary 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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