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Drug Policy and the Public Good

Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, María Elena Medina-Mora, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang


Drug Policy and the Public Good presents the accumulated scientific knowledge of direct relevance to the development of drug policy on local, national, and international levels. The book explores both illicit drug use and non-medical use of prescription medications within a public health perspective. A conceptual basis for a rational drug policy is presented, along with new epidemiological data on the global dimensions of drug misuse, significant trends in drug epidemics, and the global burden of disease attributable to drug misuse. The markets for both illicit and legally prescribed psychoact ... More

Keywords: drugs, drug policy, public health, drug markets, psychoactive substances, drug treatment, prevention, supply control, prescription drugs, drug legalization, drug abuse, addiction, substance abuse, drug epidemiology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198818014
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198818014.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Babor, author
Professor and Chairman, Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, Health Net, Inc., Endowed Chair in Community Medicine and Public Health, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, United States of America

Jonathan Caulkins, author
Stever University Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Benedikt Fischer, author
Senior Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Canada; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Medical Science, and Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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