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 10 - Criminal Justice Costs - Poland AR Science Findings 10 - Criminal Justice Costs - Poland

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Date added: 06/02/2016
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Poland’s “zero tolerance” drug legislation in 2010 could have been responsible for high police and judiciary sector costs and for high number of recorded drug crimes at that time.

Key words: Criminal justice, Drug control, Costs, Zero tolerance


Lead author(s): Liquori

AR Science Findings 11 - Criminal Justice Costs - Portugal AR Science Findings 11 - Criminal Justice Costs - Portugal

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Portugal decriminalized personal use of all illicit drugs in 2001 and adopted a national strategy based on a strong public health focus. A 2010 quantitative estimate of the criminal justice sector costs for drug control in Portugal showed an expenditure of 73% for detention, 20% for the police sector and 7% for the justice sector. The high costs in the prison sector should be explored in greater depth, to understand whether or not they reflect the country’s new legislative framework and governance of addiction, or are due to other factors, such as investment in treatment services for prisoners.

Key words: Criminal justice, decriminalization, Costs, Portugal


Lead author(s): Liquori

AR Science Findings 12-Intergenerational impact AR Science Findings 12-Intergenerational impact

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Date added: 02/01/2016
Date modified: 06/02/2016
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Parental substance abuse has different manifestations throughout all the child’s developmental stages: it is important to improve multi-professional cooperation

Key words: substance use, multi-profession cooperation, children, Intergenerational impact


Lead author(s): Holmila & Raitasalo

AR Science Findings 13-Family impact AR Science Findings 13-Family impact

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Adult and child family members affected by their relatives’ heavy alcohol use, drug use, or gambling have a greatly increased risk of ill-health, but they continue to be neglected in research, policy and practice

Key words: family, harm to others, addiction, AFM

Lead author(s): Orford

AR Science Findings 14-Social Justice AR Science Findings 14-Social Justice

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Date added: 02/02/2016
Date modified: 06/30/2016
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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