ALICE RAP Science Findings

The ALICE RAP Science Findings give a simple (1-2 page) account of each of the main results coming out of the different lines of research undertaken in the project. Each Science Finding gives a summary of the results and links to further reading and the more detailed ALICE RAP deliverable reports.

The full volume of science findings is now available for download.

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AR Science Findings 24 - Influence of stakeholders AR Science Findings 24 - Influence of stakeholders

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The addictions field is characterised by tensions between groups, by entrenched relationships between some addiction-specific stakeholder groups and powerful political stakeholders, and by the dominance of some forms of evidence over other forms of knowledge. Science and scientists are mainly influential in policy terms only if their scientific findings ‘fit’ with the wider political and economic context.

Key words: decision-making, stakeholders, influence, addiction policy


Lead author(s): Thom

AR Science Findings 45-Harm reduction AR Science Findings 45-Harm reduction

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Opioid substitution treatment proves to positively impact drug users living conditions and well-being.

Key words: well-being, opioid substitution treatment, drug users

 

Lead author(s): Palacio-Vieira, Segura, Colom

AR Science Findings 34 - Business tactics AR Science Findings 34 - Business tactics

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Imprisoned drug dealers reported that they aimed to sell mainly to regular customers and employed tactics to secure a stable customer base, including offering discounts, providing credit and even occasionally, offering  ‘freebies’ or ‘extras’ to regular customers.

Key words: suppliers, drug dealing, tactics, customer service

Lead author(s): Tzvetkova, Pardal, Disley

AR Science Findings 07-Prevalence of alcohol disorders AR Science Findings 07-Prevalence of alcohol disorders

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More than 11 million people aged 18-64 years are alcohol dependent in Europe (EU+ Iceland+ Norway+ Switzerland), whereas more than 22 million qualify for an alcohol use disorder (AUD; i.e. alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse/harmful use)

Key words: monitoring, alcohol-attributable harm, dependence, heavy drinking


Lead author(s): Rehm

AR Science Findings 35 - Dealers in Italy AR Science Findings 35 - Dealers in Italy

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Frequency of supply, price levels, quality and quantity of supplies, typical places and dealing techniques are different at various levels of the illicit drug supply chain and areas of Italy, outlining two main categories of dealers, each with typical characteristics: those who work as part of a criminal organization and those who work independently.

Key words: business strategies, drug dealing, motivations, organized crime

 

Lead author(s): Tzvetkova, Pardal, Disley