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 37 - CSR addiction industry AR Science Findings 37 - CSR addiction industry

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Most Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities of the addiction industry are not evaluated; those evaluations that do exist are not methodologically sound; and the very small numbers of relatively better-designed evaluations show negative impacts.

Key words: impact, evaluation, CSR, addiction industry

 

Lead author(s): Baumberg

AR Science Findings 08 - Toxicology MOE AR Science Findings 08 - Toxicology MOE

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Date added: 02/10/2016
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Toxicological analyses find that alcohol is the most dangerous out of 10 commonly used illegal and legal drugs.

Key words: Toxicology, Ranking drugs, MOE, margin of exposure, alcohol


Lead author(s): Lachenmeier & Rehm

AR Science Findings 36 - Who profits from illegal drugs AR Science Findings 36 - Who profits from illegal drugs

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The money Italian users spend on cocaine gets split very roughly into thirds: about one-third remains in the hands of the retailers who sell directly to users, one third going to the higher-level dealers within Italy, and one-third flowing out of the country and to international traffickers.

Key words: retailers, drug dealing, profit, international traffic

 

Lead author(s): Pardal, Tzvetkova, Disley

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 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