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New Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours

Peter Anderson, Fleur Braddick, Patricia J. Conrod, Antoni Gual, Matilda Hellman, Silvia Matrai, David Miller, David Nutt, Jürgen Rehm, Jillian Reynolds, and Tamyko Ysa


Legal and illegal drugs are responsible for 18 per cent of all years lost due to ill health and premature death in Europe, imposing economic burdens of 2.5 per cent of gross domestic product. No one country has yet got it right in terms of policies to reduce the harm done by drugs. This book, based on a five-year European reframing addictions project, proposes a nine-point plan to redesign addictions governance: (1) heavy use over time should be the replacement descriptor for concepts and terms such as dependence; (2) policies should address and reduce the social stigma linked to addictive dru ... More

Keywords: Drugs, ethics, well-being, health footprint, drug policy, young people, governance, corporate sector, civil society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198759836
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759836.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Anderson, author
Professor of Substance Use, Policy and Practice, Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK, and Professor of Alcohol and Health, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Fleur Braddick, author
Science Communication Officer, Addictions Unit, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Spain, and Technical Consultant, Mental Health Promotion and Prevention Group, Programme on Substance Use, Department of Health of Catalonia

Patricia J. Conrod, author
Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada, and Senior Clinical Lecturer, Addictions Department, King's Health Partners, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK