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 16 - Evolutionary drivers AR Science Findings 16 - Evolutionary drivers

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Understanding human evolutionary behaviour and the common mismatch between the way we run our lives in present times and the way our lives were run in the environment in which we evolved can provide better pointers as to what needs to be done to reduce the ill-health and premature death resulting from the use of alcohol and drugs.

Key words: ill-health, heavy use, drugs, evolutionary behaviour

 

Lead author(s): Anderson

AR Science Findings 05-Policies for the young AR Science Findings 05-Policies for the young

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Date added: 02/10/2016
Date modified: 06/02/2016
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Although evidence supporting young people’s addictions policies is accumulating, the field is underdeveloped compared to adult orientated actions. Currently, for many areas of concern it is difficult to make strong evidence based recommendations to EU policy makers on effective policy actions for young people.

Key words: Young People, Policy options, evaluation framework, addiction


Lead author(s): Brotherhood & Sumnall

AR Science Findings 06-Mortality burden AR Science Findings 06-Mortality burden

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Almost a third of premature deaths in Poland, Portugal and Catalonia are caused by alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use; the proportion is even higher amongst men

Key words: social cost, drugs, mortality burden


Lead author(s): Mielecka-Kubien, Okulicz-Kozaryn & Zin-Sedek

AR Science Findings 03-Nordic policies AR Science Findings 03-Nordic policies

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Date added: 02/10/2016
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Comparative analyses of historical and conceptual developments in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden show differences in the drug policy agenda and governance, despite fundamental similarities in these Nordic welfare states.

Key words: Drug policy agenda, Nordic countries, welfare, conceptualisation


Lead author(s): Bjerge

AR Science Findings 43-Bottom up governance AR Science Findings 43-Bottom up governance

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Date added: 02/01/2016
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The EU is a moderation structure for the travel of policy ideas and transnational trends. In order to understand how this structure opens up for innovations in policy, it is important to understand how governance is influenced bottom-up by civil sector actors, expertise and local and regional authorities.

Key words: policy ideas, civil society, addiction, innovation

 

Lead author(s): Fjaer, Sagvaag