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 14-Social Justice AR Science Findings 14-Social Justice

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Throughout modern history, addictions, in particular alcoholism, have been used to stigmatise “inferior” classes or  people(s), including indigenous populations, and to discredit their social and national aspirations; currently this stigma still continues to exist, covering addicts as well as addiction treatment, and leads to serious health inequalities across social classes, peoples and countries.

Key words: addictions, health inequalities, stigma, social justice, discrimination

 

Lead author(s): Moskalewicz

AR Science Findings 18 - Transitions out of harm AR Science Findings 18 - Transitions out of harm

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Limited research evidence exists on the determinants of transitions from high-risk to low-risk substance use and gambling that occur without clinical or psychotherapeutic intervention; however, evidence supports that a key driver of transitions from harmful to low-risk substance use or gambling is life changes in the user, for example getting a job, getting married and having children.

Key words: determinants, reduction, life changes, harmful behaviours

 

Lead author(s): Gell, McLeod, Bühringer, Meier, Lingford-Hughes, Holmes, Forberger

AR Science Findings 39 - Brain activity and marketing AR Science Findings 39 - Brain activity and marketing

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Activation of the brain reward system through alcohol and drug advertisement may directly increase the motivation for actual drug use.

Key words: marketing, addictive substances, brain reward system

 

Lead author(s): de Sousa Fernandes Perna

AR Science Findings 29 - Depoliticization AR Science Findings 29 - Depoliticization

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In recent decades, European countries have witnessed a process of withdrawing addictions from their political context in the media and public discourse. Social determinants of addictions were replaced by specific individual causes. Decreased authority of political and institutional actors made a room for individual experiences and experts representing mostly biomedical sciences.

Key words: addiction, public portrayal, media, individualization, knowledge sources

 

Lead author(s): Bujalski

AR Science Findings 26 - Professional views on gambling AR Science Findings 26 - Professional views on gambling

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The way in which General practitioners’ view problem gambling is shaped by both the country-specific approaches to problems in general and the predominant welfare culture.

Key words: problem gambling, health professionals, views, welfare culture, professional approaches

 

Lead author(s): Egerer, Hellman