Policy Papers Series
This AR Policy Paper, focusing on the family members affected by addiction, is divided into three parts: The first summarises the stressors experienced by adult family members of close relatives with alcohol, drug or gambling problems, the coping dilemmas they face, their needs for information and support, and their heightened risks for ill-health. The second part looks again at these themes, but, specifically, for children and young people who are affected by living with parents or carers with such problems. In the third part of the paper, some of the difficulties and barriers to routinely providing help for affected family members, whether children or adults, are considered.
Drawing on global and European experience in regulating tobacco and alcohol, the 5th ALICE RAP Policy Paper makes the case for why current prohibitionist approaches need to be changed and how legal regulatory cannabis policies can be crafted that protect public health, wealth and well‐being.
This AR policy paper outlines the key issues for policy-makers considering the possible risks of increasing opioid prescription and how to balance the need for adequate medical control of pain against possible problematic non-medical use of these substances. Three key considerations for evidence-based policy are highlighted in conclusion.
This AR policy paper gives an introduction into the field of NPS, outlining the current situation regarding the use of these substances, the potential threat to public health and well-being that they pose and describes various policy options and legislative measures that are undertaken across Europe.
This second policy brief in the AR policy paper series, 'Gambling: two sides of the same coin', makes the case for a more comprehensive and coherent national and European policy approach to all gambling settings and gambling providers. The paper discusses clinical relevance and recent developments in the field and also identifies a wide variety of actions and policy options which give the necessary emphasis to public health interests related to gambling activity.
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